The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) joins with thirty partners from nineteen states to highlight Eat Local Months in August and September. This celebration of local food, farmers, and producers is part of a larger Shop Indie Local year-round campaign supported by AMIBA.

A strong local food system keeps communities vibrant, economies growing, and landscapes healthy. When individuals purchase local food, the benefits ripple out to the community, helping small businesses thrive.

“We want to inspire community members to eat more locally grown, raised, and made foods,” shared Jen Risley, AMIBA’s Shop Indie Local coordinator. “We urge them to meet the farmers, growers, and chefs behind their food, support diversity in their food system, and learn new skills to keep them eating locally throughout the year.”

This Eat Indie Local campaign also coincides with National Farmers Market Week, honoring farmers markets all across America.

Thank you, Eat Local Partners

Eat Local Months partners include Buy Local Blackstone Valley, Cambridge Local First, Community Wealth Builders, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, Dane Buy Local, Destination Downtown Newton Alliance, Eat Local First Olympic Peninsula Collaborative, Food Connects, Front Royal Independent Business Alliance, Keep Saint Petersburg Local, Local First, Local First Communities-Manchester, LocalShops1, Louisville Independent Business Alliance, Love Wyandotte, Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, Portland Buy Local, Save Your Town, Small Shops United – Geddit Local, Sustainable Business Network, Think Local First Santa Cruz County, TLC Monadnock, Vital Communities, Waltham Local First, and Watertown First.

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