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Downtown Santa Monica's Farmers' Market - Booming Despite the Bust

"The mission of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market," says its longtime supervisor, Laura Avery, "is to be a community service, a meeting spot, where our farmers bring the best produce possible and connect with local consumers, chefs, and the rest of California."

The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers' Market is one of the oldest Certified Farmers' Markets in California....

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Local Shoppers Stay Close to Home

Surf Santa Monica:  A vast majority of Santa Monicans believe buying locally is important, and many have changed their shopping habits in sustainable ways.

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Despite the Economy, Most Shoppers Still Spending

Santa Monica Daily Press:  Despite a rocky economy this past year, 62 percent of Santa Monica residents claimed their shopping habits remained unchanged, according to a local spending survey conducted by city officials and business interests.

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Finalists named for Sustainable Quality Awards

Santa Monica Daily Press:  For 15 years, the Sustainable Quality Awards have honored local organizations and businesses that make extraordinary contributions to the community. The SQAs celebrate business achievement in economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment.  

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Chamber Event to Promote Buying Local

Santa Monica Daily Press:  With tourism lagging and the economy still struggling, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is hoping its latest business expo, which takes place today, will provide local businesses with a needed boost...

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