Where to buy organic produce – ‘No Supermarket’ update
We ‘signed up’ for the challenge of NO SUPERMARKETS and BIG CHAIN STORE shopping a little while ago.
It started off as an initiative to support the ‘local’ person, supporting organic farmers and to eat food grown close to you.
What better way to vote, than with your money? Buying organic, local and from small businesses. It ticks all the right boxes.
Anywayzies… it was more challenging than I had originally imagined.
Why was it challenging? Well…
Mmmm, these made it hard to fully get into the ‘No Supermarket’ challenge.
Luckily last week we seem to have gotten our groove back and we are pushing through. We just need to think things through and find ways around these challenges. (I also wish that we had more people doing this challenge with us.)
So we ordered our veg box from the Ethical Co-op team again. Love these guys.
I get all giddy when I fetch my box. I know its lame… but it’s so fun.
When I order my goods on Monday/Tuesday, I kinda forget what I ordered, so it’s always a bit of a surprise on Thursday when I get my ‘stuff’.
I also love that I can order online and plan my weekly meals according to what is in season.
An added bonus is that you can see the farms you are buying from online and read more about them. If you like, you can even arrange to visit the farm. Love it!
This is what I received last week for R 261:
Not bad me thinks! Butternut veg curry, morning smoothies, kale chips and more are all included in here! Yummers.
The yogurt I buy from the Camphill Dairy is oh so delicious. We can’t wait to get home and eat it with honey and cinnamon. It’s our weekly treat.
I mainly started buying their yogurt because I love the glass bottles the yoghurt comes in. I store all my seeds and nuts in these, as well as juices or smoothies I make some mornings. Two for the price of one!
Oh, and all their packaging is bio-degradable. Zero waste!
Do you have a great local shop you buy from? Do share!