... to rebuild the economy it takes a downtown.
There are several communities which have stores featuring products made nearby. Made in Pescadero is a favorite shop of ours, Petaluma now has at least one store for local artisans which I'm hearing great things about but have not been to yet. And downtown Oakland has businesses springing up that make and sell local products. Most feature local design, crafts, artisans.
While desperately seeking last minute local holiday gifts I explored this area right by my commute.
I'll be writing about them all in the next few weeks, stay tuned gentle readers.
For now, off to walk the dog.