The Local Exchange

LE1Scoop is ALL about shopping local, so when we found The Local Exchange on the Marietta Square, we were smitten.

The self-proclaimed modern day general store has everything from locally made food, beverages, artisan beer, antiques, artwork and wine. Everything in the store is either locally made, fair trade, organic, made in the USA, recycled or re-purposed.

The Local Exchange opened September 2013 in the popular Marietta Square, and is conveniently just a short walk from a breakfast and lunch eatery also called The Local. We made it an outing and went to both!

The Local Exchange is a great store to find unique food items or a gift — and I mean unique. Have you heard of Dreambeard? It’s a locally made beard oil. They have it, and apparently sell quite a bit of it!

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Phickles Pickles, Jekyll Brewing Company Beer, AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery yogurt and cream cheese and High Road Craft Ice Cream are a few of the locally made foods you can find at the Local Exchange.

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Love farm fresh food? Moore Farms and Friends has a weekly pick up at The Local Exchange, so you can get your own box of veggies to go. They also have grab-n-go boxes for a quick healthy lunch.

If you are an organic, recycled, go-green, hormone free type, or if you just like to support local artisans, you must check out the Local Exchange. Where else will you find a toothbrush made out of recycled yogurt cups?

And just this past week, the Local Exchange opened their second floor as the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic. This is still growing, but will feature local artist’s work in a gallery setting. It’s a very cool concept that fits right in with the rest of the store. So stop in to The Local Exchange, and tell them Scoop sent you.

The Local Exchange is located at 130 South Park Square, in Historic Marietta.