This holiday season, Methow Made is teaming up with the Methow Conservancy, the Twisp Chambers of Commerce and the Winthrop Chambers of Commerce to encourage local holiday gift giving. Together with the Conservancy’s Spend A Ben campaign to spend a “Ben” (slang for $100—but any amount will do!) on the Valley’s local businesses, Methow Made is encouraging everyone to buy from the Valley's local businesses, including Methow Made farmers, artisans, artists and craftspeople.

From November 15 to December 31, 2014, experience your favorite Methow Made products through food and drink tastings. "Spend a ben" and take home a special holiday gift basket brimming with handpicked Methow Made goodies, available at select Methow Made retailers through the holidays.

Whether you live here or have found a special place in your heart for the Methow Valley, supporting the Methow Valley’s local businesses creates jobs and opportunities, builds relationships with our neighbors and ultimately creates healthier environments for our children and ourselves. Several studies have shown that for every dollar we spend at an independent, locally owned business, 3 times more money stays in the community. In light of the devastating fires this summer and all the businesses and families that have suffered a loss, now is the time to buy local and help the Methow Valley’s economy recover.

Methow Made is a program of Twispworks.

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