Meet Your Makers

  • 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.
  • International Market Boxes: Peace Market

    Peace Market is located at 1154 E 26th St and stocks frozen meats, vegetables, packaged pantry staples and drinks from different parts of Africa. This blog features the items we selected for our third International Market Box.
  • International Market Boxes: Almadina Supermarket

    The second market in this series is Almadina Supermarket at 2325 Parade Street, which is an Iraqi/Syrian/Turkish market with tons of unique products. We selected some of the ones that caught our eye for the box that some of our customers purchased in July.
  • International Market Boxes: UK Supermarket

    To kick off this series, we visited UK Supermarket at 1105 Parade Street, which is a Bhutanese/Nepalese market that has fresh produce, frozen foods, bulk staples, snacks and drinks.
  • Grounded Print & Paper Shop: Combining Creativity and Sustainability

    Ashley Pastore has started several businesses in her lifetime, but her latest venture has brought sustainability to a small town.
  • Meet Dan Bickel, Owner of HopLeaf Tea Co.

    Meet Your Makers | May 2021 | Dan Bickel, Hopleaf Tea Co.

    As the founder and CEO of HopLeaf Tea Co., Dan Bickel is pursuing his dream of growing a successful business.

  • Welcome to Gone Local!

    The Gone Local Story: Our mission is to simplify the "shop local" movement in our area by uniting Erie's makers and small businesses in one location. Learn how we got here!