"Money for Jam - How to Start your Own Food Business" by Oonagh Monaghan is published by Oak Tree and contains everything that someone who is new to the food business will need to get started, and keep going. Well worth a read if you've been thinking of earning money from producing food.
HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE "In an effort to rejuvenate struggling local economies & empower small business to compete with big business, political figures & organizations have begun to popularize 'buy local' movements. The goal of 'buy local' campaigns is to build a healthy feedback loop wherein the community buys from local merchants who then reinvest in the community via job creation, supply procurement, etc. "
"Working on a list of local businesses that are either donating proceeds or accepting donations for tornado relief at their location(s). This is not a complete list by any means, but it's a start." -share from "Keep It Local OK" via Transition US on May 21, 2013
"Why Local Ownership Matters" "In this episode, Local Bites interviews Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance [& this TEDx talk: www.youtube.com/... ]to talk about the multiple social, economic and environmental benefits of local business ownership and community-scaled financial institutions."
"'The Economics of Happiness' describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. Governments & big business globalization & the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade & finance, coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on an economics of localization." + www.theeconomicso...