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  • Writer's pictureDavid Curtin

Revamp your restock routine (and go local)

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

During these uncertain times, many of us have fallen into a grocery shopping routine: where we go, what we need to buy, how we’ll protect ourselves and others. When it comes to stocking up on pantry essentials, you can’t beat the convenience and safety of curbside pickup or a recurring delivery from your favorite online retailer.

But have you ever thought about how funneling all your dollars to a single megacorporation affects your local economy? (It’s not great.) Luckily, there’s still a way to enjoy regular, reliable grocery delivery while at the same time supporting small businesses in your community: Food Forest.

A warm, fuzzy feeling

As retail superpowers take a larger share of our paychecks during the pandemic, small local businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Why not “adopt” a local business and make them part of your weekly or biweekly restock -- instead of the big guys -- and feel good about where your dollars are going?

Fresh (like, really fresh) food

One thing you won’t find in a fulfillment center? Fresh produce. Ordering your groceries from local growers ensures that you’re getting the best quality items -- and what’s fresher than fruits and vegetables grown practically in your backyard?

Innovation and new products

When you help keep a small business running with regular purchases, they can spend less time just trying to pay the bills and more time creating a better experience for customers (think new packaging, new flavors, etc.).

And, of course, hometown pride!

Who doesn’t love a “local boy/girl makes good” story? The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Cincy, and by supporting small, local businesses each week, we can encourage others to take the leap and create their own awesome products.

Want to know more about Food Forest (and take your restock routine local)? Download the app on iOS or Android today!

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