Shop local, online.
Do you love buying and supporting local brands, but also find yourself completely reliant on the Amazon, Targets and Walmarts of the world? Who doesn’t? In today’s fast paced, fast food, click-it-to-do-it world, slowing down to shop at a farmer’s market or craft fare is a luxury even though just 75 years ago it was a necessity. How do we bridge these two worlds to create a more sustainable, yet convenient option for ourselves?
This past summer I had a baby, it was 10,000 degrees outside, and I was stuck at home, I thought a lot about this. Voting with my dollar has always been important to me and I still wanted to contribute to the community economy. I daydreamed about going online to browse a virtual craft fare, adding my weekly necessities (beauty products, gifts, makeup, cleaning products, etc.) to my basket and making a one-click purchase to get these goods delivered to my front door. I daydreamed about it so much that finally just created it.
The Grassroots General Store: your friendly, online local goods emporium. Think of us as a South Carolina artisan market or craft fare you can shop from anywhere, any time. Fill up your cart with goods from across the state, and make a one-click purchase with free delivery for most orders. Support local business, grow your local economy, protect the environment, and in return end up with healthier, cleaner and better-made goods by people who genuinely care about your satisfaction. It’s that easy.
At the Grassroots General Store we have an ambitious vision of South Carolinians browsing the virtual aisles of our market for their everyday purchases before going to a major corporation and ordering mass-manufactured products from the other side of the world. Our mission comes from the heart; to promote access to local versions of everyday-use items, to educate about the economic and environmental benefits of buying local, and to make a positive and tremendous impact on the heart and soul of our state community.
Don’t forget to visit your local fresh air markets often to greet your favorite makers and creators with a smile and compliment about their goods because nothing beats the real deal. But, when life, weather, and time get in the way, come on over to Grassroots. Hope to see y’all soon!
You can start shopping at www.grassrootsgeneral.com!