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April 5th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Do you have any favorite "local" or Canadian owned and operated companies that you like to buy from?

Lately I've been really loving buying from http://www.tinytreehuggerdiapers.com/ they are here in MB and sell all sorts of baby goodies (from other companies)

I also have bought a few AMP diapers, (made in Winnipeg) and AppleCheeks diapers (made in BC I believe)

I really love to buy things like jewelry and other crafts from vendors at farmers markets and craft sales.

What do you prefer to buy/where do you shop locally? (Canada Wide?)
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April 5th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Jessimaaka's Avatar Pink in a house of Blue
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I'm getting maple syrup this weekend!

My mom buys Cam handmade wood toys, locally made, but other than that, not a lot. The LittleEcoFootprint link I posted last week has a bunch of Canadian products on it. I will get to try a bunch of them soon
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April 5th, 2013, 03:14 PM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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I buy a lot of locally grown food, and a lot of handmade items that are made locally. But other than that, not as much as I should.
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April 5th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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I really wish it was easier for us to find local food! Our area does have a farmers market, but it's very small (usually 3-4 vendors) and not much to sell week to week. This year I'm hoping to get 1/4 local grass fed cow! we'll see!
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April 5th, 2013, 03:35 PM
Ever's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I buy locally grown food when I'm able to, and I prefer buying meats that come from a farm not too far from here where they grow the animals ethically and sustainably. It's better for our health and better for the environment.

If I could I'd buy everything local.
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April 5th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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I buy my meat from the local meat market unless its on sale at sobeys. The food scare we had from XL turn me off of non local meat.
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April 5th, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Only with food.

I get most of my veggies from my Mom's garden. I love to buy my meat from my Mom's neighbour as often as I can afford it, but if we're pinched during the week, then it has to come from the grocery store. I get my eggs from the farm down the street from my Mom, so much better and actually less expensive than the grocery store. Fruit I buy locally in the summer, whatever I can find at roadside stands.
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April 5th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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I try my best. I grow a lot of vegetables and we buy some of our meat through a CSA.

I live in Central Ontario very close to Holland Marsh where a LOT of vegetables consumed in Ontario come from. The Niagara region is also within my regional food shed so I don't have to think too hard about buying food locally as long as it says Ontario.

With regard to consumer goods I don't pay quite as much attention. I tend to buy a lot of things second hand so the money does stay within my local region even though it may have been manufactured elsewhere.

I do tend to buy Canadian if the option is there.
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April 5th, 2013, 11:15 PM
Countrymom4's Avatar Chrystal
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Food wise we use our own beef and grow our own garden. We just ran out of potatoes this last week But I also was feeding 2 extra guys dinners all winter.

clothing we don't have a lot of options, we have a walmart and that's about all.
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