We love finding holidays which celebrate niche markets and specific products, because most often those are companies owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. You likely won't find the world's greatest fudge or ice cream at a chain store but across the country, small businesses are often the ones who can legitimately lay claim to the title of "best", "the original" or "authentic" local specialty items.
And that is exactly how we believe things should be - after all, who wants to buy everything at a chain store? That's certainly no place for individuality and unique content but the one of a kind shops, small town stores and mom and pop companies are the ones who most often create a single, spectacular product. Being known for such an item can define the course of an entire family business, and when it's a winner, being able to say with pride "made with the same recipe since 1962", "manufactured here for 55 years" or "spanning three generations of ownership" - it's difficult to think of anything else more local than that.
Today is National Caramel Popcorn Day so if you have a local manufacturer of this creation in your area, tell us about it. From coast to coast we invite you to share an independent business featuring this tasty treat with us.
Live Local USA ~ "The voice of independent businesses"