Living in Wisconsin, we of course have strip malls, shopping malls, mega stores, super stores, and chain stores. We have wonderful neighborhood shops, crafty stores and boutiques, and small family owned businesses. We have farmer's markets and urban farm stands. Wherever you drive in the country you can also usually find bait, pottery, eggs, produce, farm animals, hay, and more.
This week the corner view is shopping. I am not much of a shopper. I loathe lines, fluorescent lighting, loud annoying music, and not finding what I need. I prefer to shop small and local for things I must buy, or shop online. We are also big fans of our local co-op - where we give our member number as we check out, and let them know if we want to "CHIP".
But for me, my favorite way to shop for many things is one on one. I love buying directly from farmers and producers...apples, wheat, cider, vegetables, meat, dairy, honey, soap, beeswax...you name it. We are lucky to live in a place where you can get SO much so close to home.
In the summer months we visit local farm stands. We also have a weekly CSA. CSA means "Community Supported Agriculture". So what we do is purchase a 'share' for our farm of choice, and get a box of seasonal produce each week during the growing season. We love to pick up at the farm, see what is in our box each week, and chat with the farmer or other families picking up at the same time!
Visit Jane at Spain Daily for her view - and don't forget to check out everyone from around the world who is participating!
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