On a daily basis we are inundated with purchasing power and shopping choices: should you buy online, go to a shopping mall, or visit the big box chain retailers? Maybe a quick stop to the farmer’s market, craft fair, or art gallery? Where to go? What to buy?
The world is your oyster and there are options a-plenty in Elk Grove but we’ve also got something even better — tons of local stores, family-owned restaurants, and eclectic goods made right here in the city. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying local when it comes time to pull out your wallet.
1. Help Support the Local Economy
When you buy local you're contributing to the greater good of the Elk Grove community. Every dollar spent supports the people who live, work and own businesses here and funds city services like animal services, public works and police service programs that enrich the community. By putting money into the local economy jobs are created and maintained which helps business owners, employees, and their families.
So next time you’re at the register buying a boba tea or that new shirt from a local boutique, stop and think about the lasting impact you may be making and the positive ripple effect your purchase will have.
2. Find unique gifts and one-of-a-kind items
There’s no shortage of fun and funky finds in Elk Grove. Peruse the specialty stores found in Elk Grove’s small but charming Old Town District. Discover treasures galore at the local antique and thrift shops. Pick up that special present from a collection of vintage clothing, sweet seasonal treats, vintage decor, handmade goods, boutiques, specialty coffee, food & more at the Americana Vintage Market. Or why not give a one-of-a-kind experience with a gift certificate to a local winery or your favorite sushi restaurant. There’s something for everyone in Elk Grove — THAT, we are sure of!
3. Explore artisans and small businesses in the community
Find handmade art, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures and more throughout the area. Elk Grove has a great selection of art galleries and artisan shops as well as the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center and Annie Peony Art Gallery where you can find those truly unique pieces to add to your collection with accessible prices.
4. A more personalized experience
While shopping at those big name stores, you might find exactly what you’re looking for but will you get the down-right neighborly friendliness you’ll find at your local mom and pop shop?
Get to know the people of Elk Grove and stop in a small business. Listen to the stories of how business owners turned their dreams into reality. Enjoy watching the process behind baking that artisanal bread or the metal work that goes into crafting that perfect earring or hearing the tales of that family owned brewery that expands decades. Immersing yourself in the experience while getting to know the locals and the neighborhood is something shopping locally offers that you just can’t quite get anywhere else.
5. Save on local goods
From free food to free socks and a plethora of discounts in between, buying local pays off with the Elk Grove Local Pass. This mobile passport gives you access to deals and discounts to many of our favorite retailers, restaurants, and service providers participating in the program. All you have to do is show them your Local Pass when you visit, redeem your discount or promotion and start saving today!
So while you’re here, eat locally… enjoy locally… shop small… and spend locally! The community appreciates it and we promise you won’t regret it.
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