North Carolina 10% Campaign - Keep your grocery money local

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by vfem, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I really like this campaign, and I think you locals will too! If you're not local and you like it, suggest it to your state, or even your town!

    You can sign up and pledge on their website: http://www.nc10percent.com/

    Or
    follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NC10Percent

    This
    is very new, and I hope it does well for the state, and the economy here!

    Thoughts?
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I like that! My family has started this year to try and purchase more of our food locally. We do pretty well when it comes to food we make at home though my 8 year old has been drooling over bananas for quite some time now. We may have to plant banana trees...

    I would love to see something like this done in my town, let alone my state!
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Well on the site when you sign up and pledge, growing your own actually counts toward your 10% pledge. I don't know how, but it means you spend less I guess. Funny thing on the site though, it says the average family spends $77 per person per week on food! WOW! Holy moly.... we maybe spend $50-$70 a week on all of us!!! [​IMG]
     

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