25 March 2011

Green retail, flea markets, and the ‘buy local’ movement

Whether it’s “locavores” eating local produce, architects and builders sourcing materials locally to meet environmental standards, or people who want to support the local economy, individuals and businesses alike seem to be moving towards buying local products of all kinds. How far the trend will go and what effect it will have long term on local businesses is difficult to predict, but the trend does appear to have real potential for small business owners of all kinds, including vendors at swap meets and flea markets.