Sometimes it's not just about consuming things that are grown here. I've started also being very conscious about supporting locally produced goods, and locally-owned businesses. And no, that's NOT just an excuse to continue to drink Dogfish Head Beer! ::grin::
I just discovered one online today that has me squealing with Cute Overload: Snanimals.com, which makes hand-painted baby and toddler shoes and accessories. With BG's shoe fetish and bug obsession, I definitely see a pair of Ladybug Mary Janes in her future. It's a mama-run small business, which of course makes it even more special.