WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Small Business Saturday kicked off this weekend as millions of Americans are encouraged to shop local.

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Many shoppers were spotted at small businesses across the state, including in our own backyard in West Haven, shopping for the Christmas spirit at B&B Farms.

Folks were seen picking up their fresh Christmas tree along with fresh wreaths and everything you need to make your house feel a lot like Christmas. Manager Tyler Newkirk told News 8 the support on Saturday was unlike any other year.

“Small Business Saturday is my biggest day of the year, but I think because of COVID, people are supporting local business more than ever, so today was one of the biggest crowds I have ever seen,” Newkirk said.

He encourages everyone to support their local businesses, especially now during the holidays.