Video: Indie Market and the Importance of Shopping Local

On Saturday, September 5, the St. Pete Indie Market was held indoors at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. ‘Twas a stellar event, as usual, but was made even better by the layout, variety of vendors and, of course, air conditioning. Oh, sweet, sweet air conditioning. FLORIDA IS HOT, Y’ALL.

US Organic made an awesome video that I can’t compete with at all, for lack of equipment and editing skills, but I also put together a little something of my own to showcase a snapshot of the Indie Market.

Check it out.

More than just a fun place to hang out, the Indie Market provides the people of St. Pete a place to shop locally. It brings together some of the best makers of the area and facilitates a mutually beneficial environment for both vendors and shoppers. Buying local products and services not only has a positive impact on the city’s economy, but a positive impact on the environment.


Wrap your head around this:

If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at a locally owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy.


Read more impactful stats about local shopping in the infographic below:


From Beach Drive to Historic Kenwood, locals can find basically anything they may need along Central Avenue and the surrounding areas. It may not always be possible to shop locally, but if you can, you should. Check out for their guide to the best of what DTSP has to offer.

If you missed the last Indie Market at NOVA 535, catch the next one at the Carmada event at the Dali Museum on Saturday, September 26.

Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you artisanal, locally made products that promote economic growth and creativity in our community. And that’s love.


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