Meet Your Makers

  • International Market Boxes: Kamana Asian Food Mart

    Nepal Native and owner of Kamana Asian Food Mart, Bhagirath Bista, opened this Asian inspired food mart in 2018 after moving to Erie from Nepal. Learn more about where he gets his goods and what kinds of food they have in this blog.
  • 13 Things To Do Outside This Spring in Erie, PA

    With Erie weather finally warming up and Earth Day around the corner, it is time to get back outside and enjoy the spring season of 2022.
  • International Market Boxes: DK International Foods

    DK International Foods, located on the East side of Erie, is a popular grocery store that has a large selection of International foods. Read more about DK International and all that they have to offer the community.
  • Gone Local chosen for Spectrum Reach's 2022 "Pay It Forward" Program

    Originally launched in 2021 in cities like Austin, Texas, and Duluth, Minnesota, the media giant chose to use its platform to help mom-and-pop shops market themselves and keep their heads above water in light of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Spend Homemade Day with Owner of Workingman's Cake Kathy Fling

    Learn more about The Workingman's Cake and the steps that Kathy Fling had to go through to make this homemade business a success.
  • Flagship Stories use Podcasting to Tell The Tales of Our Gem City

    Get to know us a little bit better from our conversation on Flagship Stories! This podcast features stories from all different people in Erie. In t...
  • Meet Gone Local's New Intern, Katherine Innes

      Meet our new intern, Kat! Katherine Innes is a senior at Slippery Rock University who will be graduating in May 2022 with a Bachelors of Science...
  • Edinboro Receives PRSA Award for Gone Local Branding

    In the fall of 2020 we had the pleasure of working with students from The Edinboro Center for Branding and Strategic Communication for a full bran...
  • Gone Local Gift Boxes Now At 30 Country Fair Stores!

    If you live in or around Erie, you know Country Fair convenience stores. Now you can find three different Gone Local gift boxes at 30 participating...
  • 2021 Holiday Retail Gift Guide

    Not sure what to get your family, friends, or coworkers for Christmas? Below we've picked some of our favorite local gifts, all made right here in ...
  • Esther Ortiz, Contemporary Piñatas, and El Dia De Los Muertos

    Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday where families celebrate the lives and souls of their deceased loved ones. The translation of the Spanish ...
  • International Market Boxes: Europa Delicatessen

    The fourth market in our International Market Box series is Europa Delicatessen, which is an eastern European specialty store.