Apologies for no newsletters recently – normal service has been resumed! This edition focuses on price and value Supermarket Sweep
We don’t get out much from the farm so when we visited various supermarkets last week we were horrified to see how much plastic is still in use! Some loose veg was available but the range was small and all organic veg was still wrapped. In comparison, this is what ours looks like!
So what about price? Our veg boxes are cheaper than a comparable amount of organic veg from supermarkets -and all of theirs is smothered in plastic! We also found that there wasn’t much of a saving buying loose (non-organic) supermarket veg compared to our organic boxes. So if you’re trying to save plastic, stick with us and your veg will be cheaper, fresher – and more nutritious into the bargain!Organic Meat
Organic meat costs more than meat from intensively reared animals because of the extra space needed per animal. But check out the prices of the single packs above – affordable for excellent quality and taste and you get a lot of meat for your money.A whole roasted chicken lasts me and my husband a week! To prevent chicken fatigue, we cut up the cooked meat and freeze it so it’s easy to pop into a stir fry later onAnd if you fancy a treat:” I can honestly say the steak I bought the other week from you was exceptional. Great taste, texture, flavour . 10/10″ Stephen Auty
“Your steaks are the absolute best. Thick, juicy and full of flavour” Carole BoundGlass Jar Refill Samples
Our refill station is gaining popularity and we almost ordered some plastic sample bottles (aargh!) Then we realised we have plenty of glass jars that can be re-used! So now it’s easy if you want to try any of our refill products – hair, body and cleaning products – we can even give you a ‘sample’ Eco cloth to try! And, at 50p less than buying in original containers, these eco products really make sense.And the real value?Locally produced food takes care of many of the issues that are not included in the price of mass produced cheap food. We don’t waste food – the small amount of left over veg goes to our pigs or in the compost to be recycled into the soil. We also use less packaging as food travels short distances – much of it direct from our own fields! The network of local food producers is growing as more and more of us want to take action to build a better future, including school children striking about climate change.
A friend showed me this scan of her grandchild in the womb – two months before birth! The photography is amazing and, like David Attenborough’s films on wildlife, shows us life in all its incredible detail. Something worth fighting for!
Local baker Stuart Gash will be supplying us with his crusty organic sourdoughs from next Friday! His bread will be freshly baked for us every Friday so let me know if you’d like us to reserve you a loaf. Don’t forget his delicious Tractor Snacks – his own invention with layers of granola and caramel sandwiched around a crunch of pure chocolate!