Buy Local Week

Buy Local Week in Denver just kicked off. I’m doing my part, are you? If we shift some spending from big box stores to neighborhood shops, we’re boosting our local economy.

Continental Sausage DeliI’m doing my share. We took a day and went to Continental Deli in Cherry Creek, bought some great food, and ate there. More on that experience later.

Then we went to the new Cured in Boulder, bought some cheeses, bacon jam (more on that later…whoa, it’s great!), and super strong truffle salt. We stopped at a Whole Foods nearby and picked up some of our favorite roasted sesame seaweed. A few little sweets such as a roasted almond and Hawaiian pink sea salt with burnt sugar carmel dark chocolate candy bar ended up in our basket. A couple cheeses went into the shopping basket, too. Okay, maybe Whole Foods is not local, but we spent 80% of our cash yesterday at local stores.

Then we headed up the Diagonal Highway to Longmont and Cheese Importers/Fromagerie. There we picked up some cheeses from Italy, Spain and Germany. Mmmmm.

That’s what I call a local shopping day.

 

Shop local this week, and always!