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The Blackwood Discovery Trail is an exciting new initiative of local, independent shops aiming to make people shop local - and bring new people to the area. It will be excellent fun and you'll grab some bargains to boot - look out for the blue balloons of participating retailers.
Heather Holmes-Ross from Artisan café who is heading up the Blackwood Totally Locally campaign explains: "Our aim is to get people to spend just $10 at a local retailer [excluding supermarkets] to see $10.6 million being put back into the community; instead of buying your apples at the supermarket, buy them at the local grocer instead."*
The Totally Locally campaign is run voluntarily by local businesses. Heather read about the Totally Locally campaign and thought it would be 'a nice thing to do' for Blackwood. "I thought it would work here because we have good community spirit," she said. "Since we started promoting the campaign, feedback from the community has been really good."
"More businesses are coming on board and we're hoping to introduce more initiatives in the future," said Heather.
Originally a UK campaign, Totally Locally is now international. As well as Blackwood, Kapunda and Western Fleurieu have adopted the campaign and more Australian smaller towns are set to follow suit.
Blackwood's retailers do have competitive prices, and some goods are actually cheaper in Blackwood. Furthermore, here you'll frequently find unique and unusual goods not found in larger commercial outlets.