Local is for Lovers

1555513_10152185604329432_1419749055_nWith Valentine’s Day approaching (a topic for another post), February is always a good time to show your local love. Somerville Local First, on whose board I serve, makes shopping local a community affair with their quarterly Local is for Lovers markets.

So stop by Arts at the Armory from 10am-3pm on Sunday, February 9 to see some great local vendors!

YUM front jpgThis is also a great chance to pick up your 2014 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City card.

The YUM card benefits The Welcome Project, whose board I also serve on, and supports adult English classes and leadership programs for youth and adults. The $10 card provides a 10% discount on food orders above $25 at nine participating immigrant-owned restaurants.

Shopping local means supporting your community. It means supporting the fun and funky, the mom and pop, and the unique and diverse.

Hope to see you there!

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