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Year of Plenty

Shopping Local Stores This Christmas Will Boost Local Economy Up To 4x More Than Shopping National Chains

At least that's what a recent study on potential redevelopment scenarios indicated. Here's the link to the study, titled "Thinking Outside the Box." Here's an article that sums up the results. More data is needed to back up this claim, but it seems to reason. I guess we need some kind of Christmas Shopping Store Replacement Guide. Here's a stab at a list for Spokane:

Feel free to add your picks for locally owned and I'll add to the list.

Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at