Small Business Saturday brings boost to local stores

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — After a nationwide shopping frenzy on Black Friday, the day after focuses on keeping things local for Small Business Saturday.

The Fulton Street Farmers Market in Grand Rapids is no exception in the push to help the local economy. It was a busy place Saturday morning, as people came out to support area businesses and their owners.

The national event started back in 2010 and is a reminder that small businesses can provide locally grown and locally made items to their communities.

Blackacre Farm Products is a staple at the farmers market. They love seeing support from familiar faces.

“It means a lot to us, because it shows importance in what we do. It matters that the hard work we put into this can benefit other people, so it’s great, the support,” Blackacre Market Manager Tatiana Welch told 24 Hour News 8.

“There’s a lot that we put into it to try to support other families, in terms of eating every week and if people don’t support us, there’s lot of waste.  And we don’t want to downsize at all. We want to grow so we can help other families grow and eat well,” she continued.

For more information on the Fulton Street Farmers Market and their vendors, you can visit their website.