Thursday, April 26, 2012
San Antonio Cash Mob
I read about cash mobs a few months back and thought it was a great idea. What is a cash mob? It is a group of people who commit to coming together on a set day and spending $20.00 each to support a local business.
I recently discovered San Antonio has its own cash mob! I will let them tell you a little more about it themselves: "We are just everyday people that want to buy local and raise awareness of how important it is to always support small business first. Whether it's shopping, eating or needing a service performed, think small and think local. Please join us and meet some great people in the process. We need each of you to truly make a difference."
And I love this next part even more! Their next cash mob is at the Quarry Farmers Market on May 6th! Now I am embarrassed to tell you this. It is shameful really. But I have not yet been to the Quarry's Farmer's Market. It is about 2.5 seconds from my house. I know! I know! We used to be Pearl Farmer's Market regulars but it got to the point were between the chickens, our veggie garden and DHITW hunting venison and pork, we had nothing left to buy at the Farmer's Market each week. At the grocery store we look like the least healthy family ever, only buying bread, some fruit and all the junk food in the world. I mean sure its organic, free range, wheat-free Newman O's but you can put as much lipstick on that pig as you want- its still Oreos. Anyways- I digress. I really want to get back in the habit of supporting our local farmers and I am going to start with this event.
Come with us! Friend San Antonio Cash Mobs here. I am in no way directly involved with this but I think its going to be fun. Once you check out a local business in person it is so much easier to keep the habit of returning again when you need something you know they offer.
Also, here is a video of the best cash mob ever- Caine's Arcade. I am not too proud to say I cried the first time I saw it.