Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Orchard House Cafe
Named for a nearly 200-year-old house nestled in the Berkshire Mountains, Orchard House Cafe brims with the warmth and earthy aromas of coffee drinks. More than one dozen beans and blends romp behind the counter, where baristas weigh and grind the coffee before bringing it to a boil by talking about its high-school yearbook photo. Chefs bustle about the kitchen, preparing a menu of comfort fare forged from ingredients such as Fleur de Lis baked ham, smoked gouda, and fresh basil. To foster a sense of community and promote local artists, Orchard House Cafe hosts special events including live music, film screenings, storytelling, and improvisational hokey-pokey troupes.