It’s Saturday morning: the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the sweet aroma of coffee beckons you to start your weekend. Consider taking your cup-o-joe down to the Castle Rock Farmers’ Market—or better yet, patron your local coffee roaster’s booth and experience not only a rich-bodied blend but also the satisfaction of knowing your money is directly benefiting your community. Crisp produce, delicious raw honey, and fresh-milled flour await you at the market.
The Benefits of Buying Local
An outdoor market does more than provide a plethora of Instagram-worthy proof of the awesome quality of life available to Castle Rock residents. Studies show that shopping locally fosters deep roots in a community.
Here are just a few benefits of buying local:
- Energize the Economy: Spending your hard-earned money locally is an invaluable investment in your community. Experts say that for every $100 you spend, nearly 70% is reinvested by small business owners, a percentage nearly twice that of chain stores. Along with creating jobs, this “keep it in the community” concept stimulates the economy.
- Know Your Neighbor: It’s rare to enter a big-box store and be greeted by name, but that’s exactly the treatment you’ll likely receive from a local small business owner. Entrepreneurs care about the customers in their community and strive to create connections with those they serve. Building these relationships and providing a space (such as the refreshing outdoors of a farmers’ market) for community members to get to know each other is just part of what personalizes the purchasing experience.
- Discover a Unique Selection: Prepare to be amazed by the creativity and ingenuity of local small business owners in your area. It is inspiring to witness local people following their passions, and their efforts often offer out-of-this-world foodie creations and one-of-a-kind treasures you won’t find anywhere else. Need a just-right gift for someone special? Local artisans have you covered. From custom belts and cutting boards to hand crafted soaps and specialty art, you’ll be sure to find something sensational.
Go ahead—spice up your Saturday mornings. Located at Douglas County High School, just minutes from Terrain’s prime location, the outdoor market is a perfect place to mingle with neighbors and support local entrepreneurs. The Castle Rock Farmers’ Market runs June 15 through September 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Terrain residents enjoy big-city amenities in a community committed to its small-town charm. Conveniently located to shopping, dining, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, Terrain has something for everyone. Contact us today and learn what all the buzz is about.