101 ways to avoid the supermarket

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101 ways to avoid the supermarket

Post: #49148 Andy Hamilton
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:02 pm

1. Visit your local farmers market whenever you can.
2. Grow as much as you can
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Post: #49151 Shirley
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:06 pm

3. Join a local food co-operative (but not at the expense of your local shops)
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Post: #49158 the.fee.fairy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:49 am

4. buy in bulk direct fromthe supplier if possible (i did this recently with hair dye)
5. buy online
6. join a veg box scheme and have them delivered
7. Have a friend who goes to markets (bit easier for those who live near london/ports) and have them pick up stuff for you - we do this with meat and cheese.

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Post: #49185 Andy Hamilton
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:28 am

8. Make time to go to different shops, couple it with a bike ride to another area of town.
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Post: #49251 Clara
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:35 pm

9. Live up a mountain :wink:

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Post: #49370 Annpan
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:01 pm

10. swap/barter goods (ie. fruit, veg, jam, booze, etc) with neighbours

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Post: #49401 Muddypause
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:27 am

If you're in this area, use the True Food Co-Op.

See you there any Thursday evening.
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Re: 101 ways to avoid the supermarket

Post: #122955 LBR
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:34 pm

Find local suppliers. I've got a local veggie stand and hardware store. Am getting off the mega-stores more and more.

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Re: 101 ways to avoid the supermarket

Post: #123078 snapdragon
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:30 pm

13. send the other 'arf :wink:
14. get milk from milkman
15. bread from baker
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