What It Means To Think Global and Shop Local
According to studies, Low Battery Anxiety is a feeling of
panic and stress that sets in when your
phone’s battery is about to die. At such times, we alter our lives to function on
our phones’ terms
rather than our own. We change plans, make pit-stops at places we know will have
chargers and do
just about everything we can to help our phones get back on their feet.
Just like our phones, our planet too is quickly being drained of resources. And
is the kind of problem that can’t just be fixed with the flick of a switch. But
despite the stakes
being much much higher, the fate of our planet is something that is largely
in our everyday
We don’t have to be perfect environmentalists, and give up all worldly pleasures
difference. However, each of us needs to alter our lifestyles and thinking
in some small
way, to help our planet (and ourselves!). It is when these new, sustainable
commonplace and instinctive that we will be able to make the biggest impact.
Think Global, Shop Local is a mindset that encourages consumers, and businesses
that. This mindset is gaining popularity in the food and beverage community, and
part of the Sustainable Food Movement.
What is “Think Global. Shop Local”?
Simply put, Think Global, Shop Local means shopping
local vendors, stores and suppliers in
order to minimize the negative global environmental impact. By choosing to shop
suppliers, we can reduce the carbon footprint and contribute to the preservation
the planet. Fewer imports make for less negative impacts of transportation from
lower gas emissions and it also means your food is grown close to home making it
much fresher, and
It also impacts the nutritional value of the food. A study conducted by Penn
showed that Spinach loses much of it’s nutrient compounds after eight days of
“If the spinach is coming from the other side of the country, then the
be kept at a
warm temperature in a shipping truck for an extended period of time. By the
the dinner table, much of the nutrient content might already be gone”
noted the Penn
When produce is shipped across long distances, factors such as air quality,
artificial lighting and
temperature changes during transport can lower foods’ nutritional value.
Not to mention, shopping locally also helps boost the local economy. Studies
shopping from local businesses generates $68 of economic contribution for
spending the same amount at a non-local business (like a big-box
Small businesses create stability in the community by hiring workers
cultivate meaningful long-term relationships with customers. A small
is also likely
to support other local vendors themselves.
On the whole, small businesses are known to conduct their business in a way
community they live in and care more about the impact they make on the
large corporations. Money does most good when it is kept local, and shopping
is a great way to help your community grow and protect the planet.
How The Nommers is empowering Indian Home Chefs to
Global and Shop Local.
When it comes to the Home Chef community in
is a wide variety of food across cultures
and cuisines being prepared, and naturally this requires a myriad of
the materials for these mouth-watering concoctions is always a challenge for
chefs who might
not be trained in sourcing and supply chain management of local vendors.
Even the more socially conscious home chefs who have every intention of
local stores and
vendors often find themselves having to rely on larger suppliers and retail
due to the
convenience and variety they offer or because of lack of knowledge on how to
and go about the
We, at the Nommers, are helping close this gap by connecting Home Chefs with
means easy access to supplies the Home Chef needs to make their magic, and a
stream of hungry
customers for the vendors.
TasteMaker, Meet Sourcerer!.
This connection between Tastemakers and Sorcerers
mutually beneficial and aids local vendors
helping them remain up-to-speed in the Digital age. The Nommers team assists
packaging and orders in addition to providing them with new customers in the
TasteMakers. With a hungry community of food-enthusiasts, eager to look out
other - the
buyers (customers) and home chefs are the kind of socially conscious
would love to
support local vendors, and with the ease and the convenience of doing so
they have no reason not to!
If you are a Sourcerer interested in sharing what you have to offer with a
Nomsterverse is the perfect place for you! Get in touch with us at for more