Don’t get excited theres not another Pugh on the way but….. we are 20 weeks gone! That is 20 weeks have gone since we last set foot in a supermarket! We are now well and truly in the swing of this local shopping experiment and we love it!
b) Extremely good value
c) The market traders are uber helpful
d) The fruit and vegetables are very fresh
e) The fruit and vegetables are also excellent quality
f) There is a lot of choice
All of the above make us happy shoppers! As our freezer was getting a little low on stock we decided to do a big fruit and vegetables shop in order to do some more batch cooking. After visiting the fruit and vegetable stall we went over to the butchers where we purchased a whole chicken, some chicken livers, 6 pork and chive sausages, 4 rashers of bacon, some cheddar cheese and some pork dripping.
We were delighted to see the butchers was EXTREMELY full of shoppers – perhaps the whole horse meat scandal has done some good after all.
Then it was just milk, teabags and cream from an independent newsagent and we were done. A very healthy shop that came in at a respectable £43.66!
The possibility of meals for the week is endless – there is something very exciting about having a kitchen full of amazing food and we feel very grateful that we are able to buy such lovely quality food. From our 20 weeks thus far we have come to realise that how we obtain our food nowadays is not only much cheaper for us but much more exciting. It is incredible how beautiful this food looks and tastes and when we think back to our shopping of yesteryear we feel sad that we didn’t start this journey years ago.
We also feel very please that the amount of rubbish we generate has become very little and even more pleased that we now produce NO food waste – unless one counts banana skins and egg shells hehe! All our peelings feed our chickens who we can proudly announce have finally started to lay eggs again!!