US and Michigan businesses and blog resources
I have come across a few sites and people I'd like to share to inform you about some pretty neat businesses and people.
ArtFairCalendar.com promotes the work of the artists and craftspeople who earn their living at arts and crafts shows around the U.S. The site highlights the fine craftsmanship of designs not available in chain stores or shopping malls. The calendar lists artists and their sites from past and present exhibits, grouped by US regions. [If you are looking for shows that are selling jewelry in a specific state, like Michigan, look on the side navigation bar for Michigan art fairs and craft shows. Do a page search for Jewelry and you will find the shows.
Mary Blocksma is a painter, illustrator and the author of books focusing on the Great Lakes. Her store is BeaverIslandArts. We are so pleased [she highlighted our jewelry] in her blog.
Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) labels certain products on the website/stores nationwide to support rural American small businesses. The breadth of artistry and ingenuity represented by these highlighted businesses is quite amazing! You'll find hand-made clothing, soaps, body care, brooms, jewelry, clothespin bags . . . and more.
The Pea Project is run by Eric Samuelson who blogs about growing and creating great food at home, emphasizing on seasonal eating and exploring plant varietals. We sent Eric a sample of the edible Capucigner Pea (makes great pea soup as well as beautiful jewelry) that was originally grown in the Monticello gardens.
Yummy Northwest brings information about edible natural-grown food of the Inland and Pacific Northwest to a broad audience. It's aim is "to simply report on what's out there" and "if it's edible, [they] want to find it and tell you about it." They bring attention to local farmers and creative entrepreneurs to those who seek to purchase what is produced locally. One page on the site provides information about dry edible beans, including recipes and a shout-out to our jewelry.
AmericansWorking.com is an apolitical, non-protectionist, grass-roots site that provides an easy-to-use means of finding products made in America. It's goal is to people buy American-made products from small- and medium-sized businesses simply to help fellow-Americans succeed. Products can be found with general search or you can look up a certain state to find a list of categories offered in that region. For example, if you want to find jewelry made in Michigan, you click on the State Listings link, click on the state of Michigan, then do a page search for jewelry. You will find several entries.
A small-town Michigan man started IBuyAmericanStore.com to connect people to small local businesses. If you are looking for something like jewelry made in the United States of America, go to the directory list that is on every page, find the link for jewelry and you will find several listings.
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