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  • Writer's pictureKenya Bracamontes

This Week at The Local - March 22, 2022

Thanks so much to everyone for helping us kick-off the 2022 season of The Local last week! As a reminder, we'll be open for the next ten Tuesdays until May 24th.

This week's market features over 30 vendors, food from Always Cravin' Pit BBQ, and a special giveaway from Dos Road Dogs Coffee.

Keep scrolling to check out this week's line up and learn a little more about this week's giveaway from Dos Road Dogs Coffee.

Special thank you to Dos Road Dogs Coffee for sponsoring this week's giveaway of two 8oz bags of coffee and a gift card to Wildflyer Mead. Learn more about owner Moises Villa below and keep scrolling for a few helpful tips on how to repurpose your coffee grounds!

Q&A With Owner, Moises Villa

How long has your business been in operation?

3 years

How did you get started?

With the background of culinary we decided to put our expertise to work and do something more creative with coffee

What products can customers expect from you?

We have a wide range of different flavored coffee

What is your favorite product you offer?

Bourbon pecan

Why do you think people should visit The Local?

It is great location to get to check out different small businesses

Looking for ways to repurpose your coffee grounds? Here are 3 different ways you can reuse your coffee grounds!

1. Use it as an Exfoliant

The rough texture of the coffee grounds can be used on your skin as a scrub. Coffee scrubs are all the rage. Just mix 1/2 cup coffee grounds and 1/2 cup sugar (any kind) with 1/4 cup coconut oil in a small jar with a lid. Work into wet skin, and rinse. Many commercial scrubs use coffee to reportedly combat cellulite.

2. Neutralize refrigerator odors

Placing them in a shallow dish in the refrigerator to act as a natural deodorizer. The only thing you need to watch for is mold if you use damp grounds. Replace immediately with fresher grounds if it turns into a science experiment.

3. Add the grounds to your house plants

Adding coffee grounds to your houseplants helps the pH Balance (toward acidity) as well as increasing nitrogen and aerating the soil. Tomatoes also love acidic soil! Sprinkle a thin layer on top.

This information was gathered from the Farmers Almanac website. Click here for more information.

The giveaway entry is only open at The Local during operating hours. To sign up, simply head to the welcome table at the Lake Walk tent and scan the QR code or head to the highlighted vendor where they will also have a QR code giveaway form.

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