WHY BUY LOCAL?
It Helps Hammonton’s Economy & Lowers Taxes
According to the 3/50 Project, “For every $100 spent in a locally owned independent store, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenses. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend online and nothing comes here.”
It Shapes Our Character & Future
Local business owners invest in our town and help shape its growth. They are more likely to donate to local charities and organizations than large chains. (http://www.amiba.net/resources/localhero/)
It Helps the Environment & Our Well-being
Shopping local saves gas, promotes walking, and allows us the
opportunity to build relationships with our neighbors.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Look Local First
Many locally owned businesses can fulfill your shopping needs and wants from clothing to groceries to services like accounting, car repair, graphic design and more. Know what you’re looking to buy? Commit to looking locally before heading to the mall or a national chain. You may be surprised with what you’ll find!
Spread the word to family and friends!
Data from the 3/50 project and American Independent Business Alliance
Looking for farm-fresh produce? Check out these local farms that grow all things Jersey Fresh:
206 Farm Market
Daddy’s Little Honey
Diamond Blueberry Inc.
Donio’s Farm Market, LLC
Ed Wuillermin & Sons, Inc.
Frank Donio, Inc.
G&S Farms LLC
Glossy Fruit Farm, Inc.
Home Stead Acres
International Fruit Company
Little Buck Organic Farm
Macrie Bros Blueberry Farms
Melora Farms, LLC
Merlino Bros Farms
Parzanese Bros. Produce Inc.
Pineland Farms Inc.
Pleasantdale Farms, Inc.
Red Barn Farm Market
Ron’s Gardens & Square Deal Market
Thin Place Farm
William Augustine & Son, Inc.
If you operate a farm that sells Jersey Fresh produce and want to be added to this list, please email us!