Shopping locally not only keeps more dollars in the West Michigan economy, but it ensures a higher rate of success for gardeners.
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
MyFavoriteGardenShops.com, a collective of nine independent locally-owned West Michigan garden centers recently launched a new website to better serve their key audience of West Michigan Gardeners. The nine participating garden centers in the greater Grand Rapids area created the website to make it easier for West Michigan gardeners to find the plants, gardening tools, supplies, and information they need while shopping at local businesses.
Key features of the new website include:
- Interactive map showing the location of all nine garden centers
- Printable coupons to use on-site at participating garden centers
- Links to garden center websites
- Garden center hours and directions
- Expert’s blog with gardening information specifically geared toward West Michigan gardeners
- Mobile site design for directions on the go
Encouraging Gardeners to Shop Locally
“We started MyFavoriteGardenShops.com to promote shopping at locally owned independent garden centers,” said Craig Koetsier, President of MyFavoriteGardenShops.com. “In one place, gardeners and homeowners can find the locally-owned garden center nearest them, and learn about others they might not have heard of before.”
Shopping locally not only keeps more dollars in the West Michigan economy, but it ensures a higher rate of success for gardeners. The participating garden centers make service a key component of their business practices. They also employ local residents with knowledge of growing conditions in the Grand Rapids area. Additionally, as opposed to trucking in plants from five states away, most of the participating garden centers listed on MyFavoriteGardenShops.com grow their own plants or source locally. That means the plants that go home with gardeners are better adapted to growing conditions in West Michigan.
Mobile Friendly Shopping
The cooperative is particularly excited about the new mobile website included with the relaunch. “It’s easier than ever to grab directions and head to your local garden center while you’re out and about running errands on a nice spring day,” said Rod Grasman, Co-Owner of Garden Crossings, one of the member Garden Centers. “We hope people bookmark the site on their phones and refer to it again and again throughout the spring and summer.”
Exclusive Deals on the Website
Before heading out to shop, customers are encouraged to visit MyFavoriteGardenShops.com to download coupons and learn about special events happening at the different garden centers. For more information about MyFavoritegardenShops.com , please contact Craig Craig Koetsier at koetsiers(at)aol(dot)com or Rod Grasman at rod(at)gardencrossings(dot)com.
The Garden Centers of MyFavoriteGardenShops.com
Wm. Bos Greenhouse & Farms
1674 Spaulding Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Creekside Garden & Gift Center
4015 Fruit Ridge NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
4902 96th Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Harder & Warner Garden Center
6464 Broadmoor S.E.
Caledonia, MI 49316
1601 Spaulding Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Knapp Valley Gardens
4100 Knapp N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
265 Lakeside Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ludema's Floral and Garden
3408 Eastern Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Snow Avenue Greenhouses
3295 Snow Avenue
Lowell, MI 49331