Locally made products and services are an important part of a healthy community!  NHC carries hundreds of Michigan made products.  Look for the “Michigan Mitten” sign by all of our locally made products!

We are a member of Buy Local Greater Kalamazoo! Here are 5 reasons to buy local:

1. CHARACTER – Why did you choose to live in the Kalamazoo area? What keeps you here? Independent businesses give our community that “one-of-a-kind personality”.

2. A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT – Independent, community-serving businesses are people-sized. They consume less land, carry more locally- made products, and are located closer to residents-creating less traffic and pollution!

Kalamazoo Local Produce

3. BUILDING COMMUNITY – The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood businesses and public spaces around them build relationships and local cohesiveness. They are the ultimate social networking sites!

4. ECONOMIC VITALITY – Each dollar you spend at a local independent business returns 3 times more money to our economy than one spent at a chain. A benefit we can all bank on!

5. LOWER TAXES – Local businesses put less demand on our roads, sewers, and safety services than most chains and generate more tax revenues per sales dollar, helping to keep your taxes lower!

Pictured Ben & Sarah from Soil Friends Farm