Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend an entire day shopping in the Mahoning Valley? Follow along with Jimmy and Spade, from the local food blog Jimmy and Spade Eat, as they travel throughout the Mahoning Valley giving you a taste of the #ShopSmallYo experience.

There is nothing quite like shopping locally in this community. We spent over seven hours and visited seven different businesses across three counties, and every single business was incredible. The true benefit of supporting local shops is the personal connection you can make with the shop owner. It’s like having a friend who owns a coffee shop or a boutique store!

#ShopSmallYo is a movement in the Mahoning Valley that coincides with Small Business Saturday. We’re encouraging everyone in this community to shop locally this weekend, because the impact of this Saturday can reverberate throughout the entire year. You can read more about the important of shopping locally here: The Importance of #ShopSmallYo.

For a complete list of businesses participating in #ShopSmallYo, visit: http://youngstownflea.com/shopsmallyo/

Businesses featured in this episode, in order of appearance: Nova Coffee Co, Extending Grace, All Good Things, Birdfish Brewing Co, Reclaimed Rose, Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, and One Hot Cookie.

Check out Jimmy and Spade Eat here: http://jimmyandspadeeat.com/

And don’t forget to Shop Small Yo!