About

πŸ“· : Joseph Difazio, @jldifazio

Welcome to MaryLovesLocal

Hi, y’all! My name is Mary and I’m a Texan living in New England with my partner Kyle and cat Nox. I’m a full-time reporter at The Patriot Ledger and part-time lover of all things small batch, handmade and passionately built.

Almost a year ago, I pitched a series of stories to my editors called Uniquely Local, where I travel the region to meet, profile and admire artisans on the South Shore of Massachusetts. From jewelry making to crafting to small-batch baking, I’ve met entrepreneurs who have dedicated their lives to creativity.

That series ultimately grew into a passion of my own, and I’m launching Mary Loves Local to showcase artisans and support small businesses. I hope to use this site to share my love of custom and sustainably made foods, jewelry, crafts, furniture, textiles and more. Thank you for coming along for the ride, lets spread the love! πŸ’•

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