Support Local: Why is it important to shop local?

Let’s just say, this past year has been challenging! Everyone’s lives have been changed in some way due to the global pandemic. As individuals, employees, parents, children, and as business owners,  we have had to rework how we go about our day to day lives.

Most businesses have had to pivot and rethink their business strategies. Some businesses have been hugely successful in adapting and discovering new ways to reach their customers. For some small business owners 2020 has continued to bring stresses, hardships and maybe even closure of their business.

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Businesses In Moncton Open & Offering Social Distancing Options

Many businesses in Moncton are going above & beyond during social distancing. This resource will be updated as long as we can keep up with the changes, please click on the links provided to check if today’s offer is the same ay yesterday. The nature of this virus is that details and guidelines change daily, sometimes hourly. (LAST UPDATED Monday, April 13 at 11:30 pm)

As many of us hunker down to stay away for the general public for two weeks to try to flatten the curve and spread of the coronavirus, many businesses are finding creative and helpful ways to continue their businesses. 

Local businesses are the hardest hit at this time. With everyone running to big box stores for their toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and even food, the locally owned businesses are trying to figure out how to provide service to their customers, continue to provide their products and services in a safe way and ultimately, how to pay the bills if they lose these weeks of business. 

Today, amidst the closures and reduced hours, I wanted to share some inspiring and uplifting stories and encourage you to support local if you can.

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Meet The People – The creators & builders of local brands!

Over the past few years, we have highlighted local businesses through our Facebook Live series “meet the people”, shop local partnerships and gift guides. This page is where you will find links to all the videos and we will be adding more in 2020. If you are a New Brunswick business owner and would like … Read more

Paper & Peony Flower Workshop

Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing one of Chantal Larocque’s paper flower bouquets or flower walls in person? The first time I saw her amazingly detailed work in real life was a photo backdrop at Blogjam 2018. It was a lovely display of various sized of flowers put together in a large display for the selfie wall backdrop.

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Off the Wall Eyewear- Episode 1: We Are Family #supportlocalnb

Quirky, Quacky and a slight bit of Corniness with Off the Wall Eyewear 

We recently visited the Charlebois family over at Off The Wall Eyewear Emporium and had the opportunity to try on some new styles, meet the kids, the pups and chat about their amazing selection of eyewear for the whole family!

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2018 Support Local NB Holiday Gift Guide!

This gift guide was sponsored by the businesses mentioned. Ireached out to select businesses in my community, where I shop and support. All opinions are my own. 

Christmas is just a little over a month away, and this year we are going to be shopping local for much of our gift giving. The kids still want a few toys or video games, but this year we will be looking locally to purchase from our local retailers, artisans and service providers. Below we are highlighting a variety of gift giving options for Children, Teachers, Men and Women. 

A 5% shift towards buying NB = thousands of new jobs + hundreds of millions of dollars towards our economy! ~ Excellence NB

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Transplanting Tomatoes – In The Greenhouse with Codiac Organics #supportlocalNB

Do you ever drive by a farm and wonder what the inside of their greenhouse looks like, and what is going on during the growing season? 
Well, this season, we are partnering with Codiac Organics, Moncton’s only certified organic urban farm, to brign you our In The Greenhouse with Codiac Organics series.

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Maple Sugar Camps & Maple Syrup Producers in New Brunswick

Maple Sugar Camps and Maple Producers in New Brunswick

March means Maple Syrup, Sugar Camps, Maple Candy, Maple Cones and lots of other yummy treats!
As a local Moncton family lifestyle blog, we are sharing family-friendly activities around New Brunswick, like our Sleigh Rides in NB, Outdoor Skating In Moncton, Winter Festivals In New Brunswick and more. Here is the 2021 updated list of Maple Sugar Camps and Maple Syrup Producers for you to support locally in New Brunswick.

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