CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (November 2012)  Locally Charlottesville, the guide to meaningful shopping for women, is now an official partner with the Piedmont Environmental Council’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program.

With its flavorful coverage of local businesses and their owners, area artisans plus unique shops and restaurants, Locally Charlottesville helps make buying local easy for readers whatever they seek; from fresh food to apparel and health services to décor. Our readers care that buying local means their money stays in the local economy, keeps the planet green plus they find one-of-a-kind items.

We are proud to partner with a wonderful organization that shares these same goals. With its extensive list of local farms, specialty food providers and more, the Buy Fresh Buy Local program helps consumers find local products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants and institutions.

Each issue of Locally Charlottesville celebrates the enterprising businesses and people that make our community the wonderful place it is today, including upcoming profiles of local community leaders and skilled artists, a guide to choosing the right CSA for you, highlights of unique products and gifts found at local boutiques, plus an entire issue dedicated to hot home improvement trends and the newest local services available to boost your roost.

Through this new partnership we are offering a discount to advertisers who are members of PEC’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program. This special opportunity is already available for members of another of one our partners, the Monticello Artisan Trail.

For more information: Ivy Publications at 434-984-4713.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of: Locally Charlottesville, a Charlottesville guide to shopping, local dining and arts; CharlottesvilleFamily, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, University of Virginia and sports as well as a relocation handbook; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory, a multimedia planning tool of wedding venues, cakes, favors and more for planning the perfect Charlottesville wedding.