Shop local

Yesterday Doug Ford announced that all businesses would shut down except for essential services. While I’m not sure I agree with everything that he has deemed an essential service that’s not for me to decide. I have posted photos of purchases from my local farmers market. It makes me so sad because I hope that they will be able to reopen in May but right now we are just taking it day by day. I was talking to a friend yesterday and told her the guy that just opened his coffee shop must think someone is against him because he opened in October and someone hit the side of the building and had to close. He reopened a couple of weeks ago and now has to close again. “Third times a charm?” my friend said. There is a really cool coffee shop around the corner from me that has been open a little over a year (although I only found out about it in the fall). When I went for a walk on Sunday I looked longingly in the window. I miss going for my month coffee date with my friend. Yes I can have coffee at home but it’s the social interaction.
My grocery guy has got a lot more business due to people not wanting to go to the grocery store because of the crowds and not wanting to chance getting the virus. And all those people that thought having groceries delivered wasn’t necessary are now singing a different tune.
For all of these people this is their livelihood. When this is over try a local restaurant that you haven’t been to before. Get your nails done. Try a local coffee shop. Share their Facebook page. As the saying goes “We are all in this together”

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