Think Local.  Buy Local.  Be Local.

Thanks to all those who pledged to shop local during Independents Week 2014!

10 Tips for Shopping Local

With a little planning, you'll find simple, local solutions for your every day needs.

  1. Plan your week: List all the things you do on a regular basis - lunch, groceries, etc. - and figure out a local alternative to the usual chain coffeehouse or mega-mart.

  2. Check out our Golden Coupon participants and download your ticket to saving 20%:  Can these businesses help you hold up your end of the pledge this week?

  3. Download our Small Wonders map for shopping and dining destinations in Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, and Verde Valley.

  4.  Eat local! Find farmers markets, local growers, food products and farms in our Agriculture and Food Production category

  5. Ask friends, family, colleagues for local recommendations.

  6. Member sticker

    Look for the round, black and red Local First stickers in store windows to be sure!

  7. Review our Top 10 Lists of Favorites from Arizona leaders for their recommendations.

  8. Check the labels on the products you buy at local stores and see if these items are made or grown in Arizona to double your impact.

  9. Always use the search directory at www.localfirstaz.com to look for products and services in a variety of categories and search by keyword, city or ZIP code.

  10. Tell your friends and family that you're going 100% local and ask them to join you!

Thanks to those who've pledged in years past.

Beth Escobar, Clarkdale · Erika Mitnik-White, Tucson · Kathy L., Tucson · Robin Poedel, Tucson · Vikki Porter, Phoenix · Ruth Carter, Phoenix · Jan Goard, Phoenix · Tamara Morken, Pine · Kelley Densham, Phoenix · Kathryn Peterson, Flagstaff · Melissa D., Phoenix · Nellie Dunigan, Phoenix · Calvin Dunigan, Phoenix · Eneida Tesoro, Phoenix, AZ · Kathryn Peteson, Flagstaff · Barbara K., Tucson · Jorge Arriola , Phoenix · Katie Ellis, Scottsdale · Katie Grogan, Tucson · Heather Strong Brempell, Tucson · Tony Felice, Phoenix · Meg Smeck, Phoenix · Tammy McLeod, Paradise Valley · Sage D., Phoenix · Joyce Gahan, Tempe · Amber M., Phoenix · TIA FREEMYERS, PHOENIX · Sara Wilson, Surprise, AZ · Brian L., Tucson · Jim Mapstead, Phoenix · Julianne Hurst-Williams, Tucson · Rick De Luca, Phoenix · saramae teich, phoenix · Victoria B., Phoenix, AZ · Cindy K., Peoria · anita fonte, tucson · Bill Horvath, Scottsdale, AZ · hazel a., chandler · Debbie Roberti, Mesa · Brent Kleinman, Phoenix · Marion Donaldson, Phoenix · Sheri J, phoenix · Craig S., Chandler · billie McGovern, gilbert · Todd B., Phoenix · Marti S., Phoenix · Chrisal Valencia, Phoenix · Julian Guerrero, Phoenix · Thomas Barr, Tempe · Corey T., Tempe · Helene Tack, Scottsdale · Scott Preller, Phoenix · Catherine Scrivano, Phoenix · Erica Pederson, Tempe · Kendall Crever, Tempe · Bryan J., Tempe · Brett E., Tempe · Judy C., Gilbert · Lee C., Gilbert · Britt H., Tempe · Katy Baker, Prescott valley · Andrea Scott, Glendale · Jodi K., Glendale · Sam Richard, Phoenix · Brian T., Phoenix · Beth M. Horowitz, Tucson · KC S., Phoenix · Jia Oak Baker, Phoenix · Andrea Arnold, Scottsdale · Veaney E., Tucson · Christina R., Tempe · Stephanie R., Phoenix · LaTricia Woods, Chandler · Paul Paich, Peoria · colleen r., phoenix · Michelle Ulizio, Phoenix · Patricia r., Black Canyon City · Karen Sheffield, Peoria · K Becker, Phoenix · Barbara Bradford, Chandler · Barbara Eschbach, Chandler · Gabrielle Hebert, Chandler · Becca H., Phoenix · Larry H., Chandler · Hope B., Phoenix · Priscilla G., Phoenix · Priscilla G., Phoenix · Melissa L., Mesa · maria moore, tucson · James Hawes, Laveen · Lynn L., Phoenix · Christina Turner, Glendale · Felicity S., Tempe · Heidi G., Apache Junction · Jenna C., Mesa · Maggie Fearnow, Phoenix · Junive Gill-Vega, Mesa · Jim Hall, Tempe · Hattie G., Phoenix · Rhonda Bannard, Phoenix · Erica Elliott-Guy, Mesa · Scott W., Phoenix · Marcella Espinoza, Avondale · Kim Warren, Scottsdale · Meg B., Phoenix · Angela D., Tempe · Connie W., Oro Valley · Jerri C., Tempe · Kaitlin H., Scottsdale · Michelle Bergwerff, Chandler · Rachel K., Phoenix · Heather M., Chandler · Troy Brown, Chandler · Patti Pastor, Flagstaff · Jill P., Phoenix · Krystle Lane, Mesa · Deborah Mendelsohn, Duncan · Linda C., Tempe · Anabeli Miranda, Tucson · Ruth C., Phoenix · Theresa Murray, Phoenix · Diana Rhoades, Tucson · Jim McCroy, Phoenix · Michael Bucy, Phoenix · Megan Studer, Tucson · Alycyn H., Vail · Julie R., Tempe · Alyssa A., Mesa · Renee G., Vail · Yuliana Portillo, Tucson · Arianna H., Mesa · David Crummey, Mesa · Ally Baehr, Tucson · Barbara E., Tucson · AJ R., Tucson · Lauren Bailey, Phoenix · Erika Pacheco , Phoenix · Victoria L., phoenix · Jennifer Starrett, Phoenix · Deborah Bowman, Tucson · Deborah N., Tucson · Mary K., Phoenix · Kelly Segal, Mesa · Amanda L., Phoenix · Betsy Ajeman, Willcox · Joan Westlake, Tempe · Dawn B., Glendale · C.A. Lancaster, Tucson · Hayley Ringle, Phoenix · Elena L., Phoenix · Regina Edwards, Phoenix · Traci Roberts, Tucson · Catherine Scrivano, Phoenix · Tod Mettler, Phoenix · Trevor Cameron, Tucson · Heather B., Phoenix · Barbara Eiswerth, Tucson · Jill Hoffman, Scottsdale · Dina Weber, Phoenix · Claudia N., Tempe · Deborah Hildebrandt, Phoenix · Tonissa S., Mesa · Julia W., phoenix · Glenn Carey, Gilbert · Mike Flitsch, Phoenix · Kristin B., Tucson · Randolph Decker, Tucson · Deborah Kauffman, Scottsdale · Christopher Yellen, Phoenix · Rebecca Zandarski, Surprise · Elaine Maez, Tucson · Cathie Kelly, Phoenix · Petra Williams, Tucson · Christi Workman, Goodyear · Christina N., Tucson · Beth F., Tempe · Amy C., Phoenix · Tammy McLeod, Paradise Valley · Susan W., Tucson · Robden Brethauer, Mesa · Carol Schippers, Tucson · Melanie M., Tucson · Bethany K., Phoenix · Tina C., Chandler · Isabelle Jazo, Phoenix · Trudi Wimberley, Chandler · Charlotte B., Mesa · Teri Beardsley, Peoria · Ty F., 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Moseley, Phoenix · Daniel W., Scottsdale · Sarah Stephens, Phoenix · Helene Tack, Scottsdale · Trudy Erickson, Tucson · Kelly Boudreau, Phoenix · Dan Fairris, Phoenix · Tamara M., Pine · Jeffrey Saul, Scottsdale · Gary Klayman, Chandler · Mary P., Mesa · Shawnee Doherty, Phoenix · Jennifer Zubieta, Sahuarita · keary koning, Litchfield Park · Dana Newell, Phoenix · Robin McNulty, Mesa · Margaret L., Tucson · Kirsten Haberer, Ahwatukee · Renee Aguilar, Phoenix · Jim Mapstead, Phoenix · Tracy Ingle, Scottsdale · Jamie M., Phoenix · Tammy Allen, Tucson · Quinn W., Phoenix · Miriam Robles, Phoenix · Susan L., Ahwatukee · Nicole M., Mesa · Erica S., Phoenix · Alyssa M., Chandler · Jennifer K., Phoenix · Sara Cureton, Mesa · Amber El-Hoss, Scottsdale · Eve B., Phoenix · Patricia F., Tucson · Sarah Reiter, Ahwatukee · Iain Hamp, Mesa · Deb Kortyna, Oro Valley · Terri Anderson, Scottsdale · Sean McClue, Phoenix · Christie Silverstein, Phoenix · Jazz Dolan, Tucson · Kyle Clayton, Phoenix · Amanda Katz, Scottsdale · Jason K., Chandler · Tony Motola, Phoenix · Barb Harris, Tempe · Russ Baurichter, Tempe · Mary S., Phoenix · Sam Richard, Phoenix · Kimber Lanning, Phoenix · Kathleen Boyer, Scottsdale · Rebecca J., Tempe · Jared Pflaster, Phoenix · Donna B., Litchfield Park · Colette Landeen, Tucson · Michelle H., Mesa · Maria K., Tempe · Natalie Russell, Phoenix · Leonard V., Phoenix · Cindy Murillo, Goodyear · Robert Souza, El Mirage · Jenifer Palmer, Phoenix · Heather Harvey, Scottsdale · Jennie Mason , Queen Creek · Debbie Leverance, Globe · Barby Grant, Phoenix · Tonya Irick, Chandler · Carrie Guerena, Globe · Beth G., Phoenix · Emily Bernard, Scottsdale · Bob C., Chandler · Carla S., Fountain Hills · Vikki P., Phoenix · Diane Devlin, Scottsdale · Diane Robins, Phoenix · Linda MacConnell, Phoenix · Danielle C., Phoenix · Ruth Carter, Phoenix · Kate Gallego, Phoenix · Gina H., Tucson · Nicole Kennedy, Phoenix · Christiane Dow Freer-Parsons, Scottsdale · Margarita Cortez, Phoenix · Talitha Gilmore, Chandler · Barb Ruhs, Phoenix · Gayle P., Phoenix · Howard G., Phoenix · Eilise Fisher, Flagstaff · Mike Campbell, Phoenix · Arielle Hurst, Tempe · Rob N., Phoenix · Kathy Maya, Peoria · Luis S., Phoenix · luis s., phoenix · John Neville, Sedona · Tara H., Tempe · Pat/Howard Fleischmann, Desert Hills · Patricia Boland, Phoenix · Coleen O., Phoenix · Toffler N., Phoenix · Alana H., Glendale · Justine M., Phoenix · Dee K., Tempe · Sandi D., Scottsdale · Margaret Vittoria, Peoria · Jeremy Deatherage, Phoenix · Gaile S., Phoenix · Jacqueline Doyle, Phoenix · Kristie J., Phoenix · Lindsey Dempsey, Scottsdale · Iris Andrade, Tempe · Stacey Damaio, Glendale · Kevin Pawlak, Tucson · Tyra Louis-Steinke, Phoenix · Adrienne Brockhaus, Phoenix · Julie Rustad, Tucson · Julie Kent, Tempe · Scott Webster, Gilbert · Malori M., Pheonix · Susan Kelley, Phoenix · Eileen Kane, Chandler · Jeff Moriarty, Phoenix · Darcy R., Phoenix · Tiffany Sellwood, Phoenix · Jeffrey F., Superior · Anthony A., Mesa · Hayley M., Scottsdale · Monica Young, Phoenix · Judith G., Tempe · Leonardo Gem, Phoenix · susan jacobs, chandler · Robert Kretchmer, Queen Creek · Katrina Becker, Phoenix · Andrea Arnold, Scottsdale · Allicia O., Fountain Hills · Beth Kretchmer, Queen Creek · Susan Martin, Phoenix · Tasha Espinoza, Chandler · Eileen Kendig, Phoenix · Denise Endow, Chandler · Jan G., Phoenix · Virginia H., Phoenix · James R., Phoenix · Ashley G., Phoenix · Eric Ehlers, Chandler · Kathryn Ortiz, Tucson · Christy F., Tucson · Joanne K., Phoenix · Sherwin K., Phoenix · Randi B., Tucson · Rachel G., Phoenix · louise felice, Carfree Crossings · Kimberly Clark, Phoenix · Elizabeth H., Queen Creek · Alethea N., Tucson · Katie Grogan, Tucson · Patty Johnson, Phoenix · Chrisal Valencia, Phoenix · Erica Pederson, Tempe · Ella F., Phoenix · Brian Flatgard, Phoenix