Daily Star: Little Tucson ways to make your life more sustainable in the era of coronavirus

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Small habits improve our days in isolation and our lives in Tucson

This Is Tucson encourages to buy local.

This is always important, but it's even more important now that most of our local businesses are closed or have had to drastically change their business models. 

Local restaurants are creating meal kits you can take and bake at home and some are doubling as pop-up markets to help you get groceries.


Murphy-Darling suggests ordering one meal a week from a locally-owned restaurant and calling to ask about safety protocols for food prep and the staff before you make your order. 

The Thursday Santa Cruz River Farmer's Market at the Mercado San Agustin has also converted to a drive-thru format. Get more information about that on the market's Facebook page

You might also consider taking bread-making lessons online from Barrio Bread's Don Guerra or getting meat delivered by local butcher Forbes Meat Company.

Side note: Now is also a great time to practice minimizing your food waste. Because the longer you can make things last, the less you have to brave the grocery store. 

There are also several online markets that have popped up in the last month to curate multiple Tucson small businesses in one spot. 

The annual Made in Tucson Market has gone virtual for the month of April, with the websites of tons of Tucson artists compiled into one place. Startup Tucson has also launched the digital marketplace Tucson Shops Tucson to help you explore and shop from some of your favorite local businesses online (#ThisIsTucson has a digital shop in the market). 

Written by Johanna Willett. Check out the full article here.

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