Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

bfblsd-imageThis morning I received an email with membership information from the newly formed Buy Fresh Buy Local South Dakota chapter. The mission of BFBLSD is simply “to increase the awareness and consumption of local foods in South Dakota”.

I’m betting that most producers and local food-oriented businesses already have BFBLSD on their radars. So I’d like to send out encouragement to the rest of us–the consumers–to consider putting just a few of your dollars to very good use by becoming a member of an organization that will soon make finding and purchasing local foods much easier for South Dakotans.

From the email I received:

The 2009 annual fees for the two consumer levels of membership are:


Each fee payment supports the mission statement of the South Dakota Chapter and receives a BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL bumper sticker. Harvester receives in addition a canvas shopping bag with the BFBL logo.

Send payments to Patrick Garrity, 1505 Jo Lane Drive, Yankton, SD 57078. All checks payable to South Dakota Specialty Producers Association – BFBL.

Click below for more info (PDF alert):


About EMH

Forty-something. South Dakotan. Mother to 11-year-old K.L. Wife to Cory. Lutheran pastor. Novice organic gardener. Sustainable living aspirer.
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4 Responses to Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

  1. Thank you for this. I wouldn’t have known otherwise.

  2. We are starting up a Farmer’s Market in Letcher, SD this summer and will be joining the Buy Fresh Buy Local South Dakota chapter. Our first market will be held on June 6th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

  3. Christina Walter says:

    is there a website?

  4. According to Patrick Garrity of the Buy Fresh Buy Local South Dakota chapter, they are hoping to have their web site operational by June (www.BFBLSD.org).

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