Small Living, NC

Independent businesses to support in the Charlotte area:
Cheap Joe's (supplies)
Lark and Key Gallery (fine art and curated crafts)
SoBo Loft Gifts and Boutique (crafts, fine art prints, jewelry)

Fresh Local Food
Atherton Market, Charlotte, NC (Southend)
Matthews Farmers Market, Matthews, NC
Seventh Street Public Market, Charlotte, NC (Uptown)

Habitat and Green Living Supplies
Bare Green (online shop)
Birdhouse on the Greenway, Charlotte, NC
Microfarm Gardens, Charlotte, NC (design/install organic gardens)

King's Greenhouse, Stallings, NC (edibles and ornamentals, some native plants)
Norwood Plants and Garden Center, Charlotte, NC
Renfrow Hardware, Matthews, NC (edible plants)

Blogs in NC:
Little House on the Southern Prarie
The Slow Life
Michelle Smith 

Blogs about things Made in the US of A:
F*#k Yeah Made in USA
Life Made American