Now we here at Team Pugh HQ like to talk about our supermarket-freeness. Hopefully you like to hear about it (we guess that you do if you keep reading?). We also like it when people tell us about their own supermarket-freeness, whether completely shunning the supermarkets or taking little steps we love to hear about how other people are changing their shopping habits.
Something that often comes up is veg boxes, they seem a popular way for others to shun the supermarkets but thus far since starting our supermarket-free adventure we have not found ourselves ordering one.
That doesn’t mean we are anti-veg box, in fact when we used to live in Birmingham we did have a weekly veg box order from a well known national company, which was always good quality, exciting to receive and always brought with it a little variety.
When we were setting out on our challenge we talked a little about veg boxes and decided that as part of our mission was to support local businesses we did not want to go back to ordering our previous veg box (although we have since found that a local organic farm do a very similar veg box offering).
We are also obviously doing this challenge to a budget, and as lovely as veg boxes are in terms of cost a trip to the fruit and veg man at the market will always win hands down.
This said, we do sometimes receive a veg box (well usually veg bag), direct from a local producer, either delivered or collected at a very reasonable price. Grandad Gray often donates a fine collection of veg to us (including beans!) for the very reasonable sum of ……cake!