Re: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:06 pm
Oh, they are experts at manipulating us. Making us think we need stuff we don't.
The urban guide to becoming self sufficient'ish
Thurston Garden wrote:Although I avoid supermarkets personally when I can, I had first hand evidence that they do have their place. Shopping habits on the whole have changed significantly in the last couple of decades and no mater what we ishers think, the majority of the public choose to use supermarkets. A few in this thread have said that they don't have much option but to use them, but on the whole, supermarkets dont force people through their doors. People make a choice, and the majority choose to use them.
narmour wrote:They seem to prefer produce from half way round the world to our own home grown stuff
daffodiltulip wrote:Also, why does it cost so much to buy a handful of berries, in the supermarkets anyway, when the same things can grow with minimum effort by even not-particularly-enthusiastic gardeners, or even hedgegrows and such places? We had good crops of raspberries that had come from our neighbour's garden when I was growing up and we did nothing to them, blackberries can be found easily growing successfully all by themselves, plums and apples can be found growing on towpaths, verges, etc., producing decent amounts of fruits, for the most part, without interference!
daffodiltulip wrote:P. S. This isn't a new dilemma. Saki wrote a short story entitled Quail Seed - I'm not familiar with this website, but I've found the story free to read on it - http://www.eastoftheweb.com/cgi-bin/ver ... Seed.shtml