written by Katie Sisk

    2017 Holiday Markets at The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market
    Four Wednesdays: November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 2017
    5:00-8:00 PM
    Art Center of Corpus Christi, 100 N. Shoreline (Map)
    Facebook Event

    The holiday season is coming fast and you’re more likely to be sweating from the nervousness that comes from gift-giving than you are from the heat. You have roughly a month to wrap up your shopping list for parents, significant others, siblings, best friends and coworkers. Although it seems like a lot of pressure, you have no reason to panic. There are local vendors here in Corpus Christi that have the very gifts you need to make this holiday season special and stress-free.

    Why should you buy your gifts locally, and how does it help your community?

    First, when you buy quality products that are made with care from small, local businesses you are supporting the very area that you live in. The money you spend goes directly back to your community. Buying local keeps small family businesses in operation, creates jobs and fosters community spirit and involvement. Since the products are not created in huge factories and shipped from who-knows-where, you are reducing your carbon footprint with every product that you buy.

    So, come to the Holiday Markets at the Downtown Farmers’ Market (November 29th, December 6th, December 13th, and December 20th) and visit your local shops for the next month and years to come. Find some handmade jewelry, soap, beauty products, art, ornaments, crocheted goods, honey, coffee, flowers and so much more. Give your loved-ones products that are less generic and more unique. Make connections with small business owners that you know and trust here at home. But most importantly, love your family and your community. Shop local ones and fill the space under your tree with products that you trust.