Radio isnt a waste of money if its free!
Up here in a town about 60 miles away (just far enough for it to not come in in the house
) a radio station has a 'trader' show every morning for an hour, monday - friday. selling, wanting, buying, giving, you name it... just drop an email, phone call, or letter and they will read it for a week. Ive gotten some pretty neat stuff at great prices because of that show. Many places around the states have such shows... you just have to find them. There is even one in another town in another direction that has a call in for just that purpose. Covers 2 countries.
Ive worked or to many years in the fast food business and found that people will only read what they want to read. They can have it in their hands, and read out loud, buy a hamberger, get a hamberger free, and want a double cheeseburger with a second one free with that coupon.
its a wonder that I havent killed anyone yet!
I do have a good friend that is the butcher in the local grocery store. Ive given him some business cards as he does have folks ask on occation for lamb. One lady sounded very excited to find out that there was some locally grown. Ive also left cards with a local butcher that does much of the area butchering (livestock, game and poultry) I know that we are just getting started and have a long way to go, but its a start!