In recent years, shopping at small, local, independent businesses has become increasingly popular thanks to a push to recognize Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the day after Black Friday. It's a day to support local, independent businesses that may otherwise get passed over by shoppers favoring large corporations but who also have wonderful, unique products and services often not found elsewhere.

St. Joseph is already gearing up for Small Business Saturday and their own Shop Small Crawl with a hip new promotional video.

Six venues including Bad Habit Brewing CompanyBruno PressThe Estates Bed & Breakfast of St. JosephLocal BlendMilk & Honey Ciders, and Minnesota Street Market will see a dozen local artists and vendors selling their wares just in time for Christmas. A "party shuttle" will be available for transportation between locations.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 30 and plan to "Go Big and Shop Small" in St. Joe between 10am and 5pm for Small Business Saturday!

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