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Local Potter Demonstrates Craft


When Blue Ridge Bakery was looking for a company to supply them fresh roasted coffee, they could have easily gone out of the county or out of state. Instead, they choose a local coffee roaster. Why?

According to John Hansen, co-owner of Blue Ridge Bakery, "We think it is important to buy local, support local businesses and we have a great coffee roaster right in downtown Brevard, The Brown Bean Coffee Roasters.

Why buy local? According to Michael H. Shuman, author of "Going Local," there are three reasons to buy local. First, a locally owned business is likely to produce income, jobs, tax...

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