I had a cool thing happen today. I feed my cat a local cat food called Beaverdam I've been feeding it to her for awhile and am happy with how and where it is made. The only problem I have with it is it is hard to find. The closest place that sells it is a 35 minute drive each way. Luckily, one of Logan's best friends live very near the store and we are up there visiting them about every other week so I can usually keep us stocked in food. Unfortunately, they have been traveling pretty much the whole month of August and we ran out of food last night! I didn't want to make the drive up there so I decided to see what the local natural foods store had for pet food since we were going there anyway. I didn't like any of the choices they had there and was thinking about how I was going to have to stop at the grocery store and get some food there (not a choice I was relishing).
As we walked out the door of the natural food store, a van pulled up with the Beaverdam logo on the side. I accosted the poor man as he got out of the van and asked him if he had any cat food in there and if I could buy a bag. As he got a bag out of the van I explained my situation to him. He gave me the bag of food for free and told me he was trying to get this store to start stocking it. So I went in with him to talk to the manager and let them know I already buy the food and would definitely buy it there if they carried it. They said they would give it a try!
It was really cool because I had looked up their webpage before leaving home to see if it was carried anywhere closer to me than the place by Logan's friend and it wasn't. I was leaving the store agonizing over what I was going to do for cat food since we were totally out and this free bag of the food I wanted pretty much dropped in my lap! I will be going to the natural food store near me soon and buying a few bags so they know that someone does want it.
Not only have I found a local cat food but I've met the owner of the company! Eating local can be so cool.