The holiday season is here! This year, please think local first when shopping and celebrating. You may be surprised by what’s available right in your own backyard.
Find it First in Grey
Not sure where to look for that specific gift on your shopping list? Ask around! The Grey County Shop Local Facebook group is a community where you can ask businesses and other local shoppers where to find products and services.
Home for the Holidays Local Writer Series
We have tasked some local writers with sharing some of their favourite hidden gems, unique stores and local food from across Grey County. Each week we will feature a new writer and near area, so check back often for new local shopping ideas!
Why Shop Local?
Support the economy
When you shop local your money stays in our communities and helps build a stronger local economy. Shopping local creates jobs here at home, and makes our businesses stronger so they can give back to our communities.
Good for the environment
Shopping locally reduces carbon emissions by limiting the amount of transportation needed to deliver goods and services - especially when you're buying locally made products or food! Plus you get the satisfaction of knowing where your products and food are coming from.
Businesses have adapted
COVID-19 has created tremendous challenges for many small businesses, but they are resilient. Businesses have invested in their storefronts to ensure they are safe for customers. Many have even added online stores or curb-side pick up options to make your shopping experience even safer.
Grey County is full of shops offering unique artisan products, foods and art.