Explore the Origins Small Business Saturday and Ways You Can Support Local Small Farms While You’re Out and About this Holiday Weekend
The holiday season is a time of giving, and it’s also a time of buying, too. In 2010, a concept emerged from among the hype of Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales: Small Business Saturday. Started as a promotion by a credit card company, the concept has grown by leaps and bounds, and even to small farms. The concept is simple: on the Saturday after Black Friday, make sure to shop at local businesses to support the owners and your local economy. Small farms that have a shop connected with their operation are places to visit and spend money on Small Business Saturday to ensure your holiday spending is local and in support of agriculture. See what three different small farms are doing below, and plan to visit a small farm business on Small Business Saturday.