Recently a local man bought some jewellery from me, for his wife.
So, with money in my pocket, I went to the local market and bought groceries from a local vendor.
She in turn was able to have her car serviced after sales at the market
The car mechanic bought flowers from the local florist for his partner on his way home
The florist placed an order with a local stationer for new business cards
The stationer took his family out for dinner in a local restaurant
The restaurateur bought his meat from the local butcher
The same butcher who came to me to buy his wife a present.
What goes around, comes around
Support local makers and suppliers,
So local makers and suppliers will support you.
[When did you last see Mr Sainbury or Mr Waitrose in front of your stall at a fair or in your shop? My point, exactly]