How To Support Local Businesses Over The Holidays
Though supporting local businesses is important year-round, the holidays are a particularly meaningful time to do so. Whether it’s showing some love on social media, giving a gift card, or incorporating local products into your holiday gatherings, there are SO many ways to show love to your favourites!
We’ve compiled a few of our favourite ways to support local businesses below. Even a small act can have a significant impact!
For many small businesses, social media is a quick and easy way to share news about their business with their customers. The more you engage with their social media, the more visible their pages become to other people! By liking/reacting to their posts, sharing their updates and leaving a positive review, you’re helping to boost their business to other potential customers – all with a few quick clicks. It’s a simple yet meaningful action!
Restaurants across the province offer a variety of take out and dine in options. When you support local restaurants, you’re not only supporting those businesses but also the local producers and suppliers they purchase from.
Purchasing gift certificates from local businesses is not only a great gift idea, but an excellent way to help support small businesses!
The shelves of your local grocery stores are full of Nova Scotia grown, harvested and produced food and beverage for your holiday dinner. From local produce to poultry, even seasoning and spices, there are so many opportunities to incorporate local into your meals this season.
Farmers’ markets and independent retailers are a great way to support our local farmers, fishers, artisans and producers! To find a farmers’ market near you, check out this map from Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia has a vibrant craft beverage industry, including wine, beer, cider, spirits and mead. Order directly from local producers via their online stores or in-person shopping, and look for local options where you shop.