With just days before Christmas, shoppers are being encouraged to support local businesses and producers so that they are not squeezed out of the market by the bigger stores at this time of year.
One couple from North Yorkshire say that the money we spend now is crucial and can set businesses up for the New Year.
Here is the full report from Claire Montgomery.
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Very windy and mild with rain at times