The #buyfromthebush movement is aimed at encouraging consumers in city areas to do some of their shopping in the bush to help support small rural businesses facing severe drought.
Small businesses in rural towns (like us) rely predominantly on farming communities to keep them afloat, which becomes difficult at a time of drought. The ripple effects of the drought run deep through rural communities and affect many more people than those on the land.
We are in the small rural town of Glen Innes in Northern New South Wales. This region has been ravaged by the ongoing drought, and recently also had horrific bushfires rip through large parts of the area.
The economic situation as a result of drought and bushfire is making things very, very difficult for small businesses like ours. So we deeply appreciate your support by purchasing from us. Your purchase helps us to keep the lights on, keep the shop doors open, and keep contributing to our local economy.