Being the owner of a small business on Main Street in an impoverished, rural community the issue of shopping local is one that is close to my heart. It pains me to see this giant retailer taking the lion’s share of profits from our food system. Farmers and growers deserve to be paid for their hard work and dedication year after year and we deserve to be able to afford good, healthy food. Food is life sustaining, using our dollar to speak to what we want and deserve in food is one of the most important daily decisions I believe we make. Consider really making the commitment to shop local and keep your dollars where they belong, in the community that creates them. Farmers markets and locally owned grocery stores are the answer to this growing problem, we better fix this before it is too late.