View Full Version : HEHE Quick question for the UK peeps
01-16-2008, 10:48 AM
Hi guys , just wanted to know where you guys get yoru fresh stuff from ie asda tesco etc , and are you finding you go through alot in a short time? also is it best to shop weekly or monthly ?
cheers guys xx
01-16-2008, 12:41 PM
I shop at Waitrose and Sainsbury's buying mostly organic if possible and also my local farmer' market which is excellent for biodynamic greens like chard and kale and fresh herbs and in the summer try to find local fruit and veg direct from the farms to add to the supermarket produce. I find I need to shop twice weekly as my fridge isn't very large though in the winter I have one room unheated for cold storage. With bananas I buy lots and hang them around the house to ripen as they tend to be green.
01-18-2008, 05:52 AM
Hi i avoid buying from supermarkets cos mostly the fresh fruit & veg comes from all over the world so how can it be that fresh :confused: Also I did an experiment with a so called organic fresh lettuce from a supermarket - I left it in the bottom of the fridge for over 2 weeks 7 it didnt go off :eek: that confirmed to me that it may have been fresh & organic when it left the farm but by the time it was on the supermarket shelf something else must have happened to it.
I now use an organic box scheme & my veg arrives truly fresh (picked that morning or night before) with the mud still on it :D Using the box scheme also encourages me to eat local & seasonal produce. things grown out of season arent in the flow of nature & become nutritionally unsound.
Do you have local farmers markets you could use or box delivery schemes?
If not you can order on line from Abel & Cole or Riverford...may be worth an online search for local farms/box schemes.
01-18-2008, 02:08 PM
Interesting question - something I've been thinking about too. (Especially since the programme 'Jamie's Fowl Dinners' shown last night.)
I'm in Scotland just now, and the only major supermarket is - Tesco's!!
HOW I want Waitrose or Sainsbury's - or even better, fresh organic stuff straight from the supplier, but can't find anything near me.
When I ate meat, I wondered why it was so hard to find organic, free range chickens in the Tesco's: now I know (it's because Tesco deliberately sell cheap battery hens because: 'we know many of our customers are on a budget'). Hah! That kind of thinking makes me soooo mad! All those people who say, 'No, no, we can't spend an extra QUID on organic, free-range stuff, we're on a tight budget' - but they smoke, they drink, they run nice cars; and if you went to their house you'd probably see latest DVD player; computer games, etc etc.
And Tesco don't give a sh*t about their customers' budgets. They just know that, if you spend 3p on a battery chicken, and sell it for £2.50, that's a profit of £2.47. That is one evil supermarket - and it's taking over the world!!
If anyone knows of any organic shops in lowland Scotland, I'd be v grateful for the info.
01-18-2008, 02:24 PM
For fresh stuff I go to markets, organic wholefood shops and my local organic man-- all local stuff, with some imported things-- everything marked with chalk as to where its come from-- ie out of the county
Worst comes to worst-- marks and sparks organic range or sainsburys organic
Genrally try to buy things fresh and straight into my shopping bag-- nothing packaged or that comes in a placcy bag!!
01-23-2008, 11:20 PM
Aloha and Welcome... can't help you with the shopping - but I just wanted to welcome you to the forum!! rawk on!!
01-24-2008, 01:12 AM
is it best to shop weekly or monthly ?I find it is best to shop everyday so that I can keep a small supply of absolutely fresh produce on hand. I have found that if I buy to much then I am pressed to finish it before it goes bad and that effects my variety. So I buy lots of different fresh foods in small quantities and go shopping often. That way I rarely have to throw anything out and I am able to have a very wide variety of fresh raw from the garden foods.
We do our shopping once a week from Asda. I need a larger fridge though as all the veggies and nuts and seed get stuffed into my small fridge and attack me as I try to get something out. They all fall on me.:p
01-24-2008, 09:06 AM
When your eating fresh and raw you are definately going to shopping at least once a week. Of course there are nuts and seeds that will be okay to shop occasionally for.
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