How We Buy Our Food Without Going to the Supermarket
These are the standard things that I do, month-in, month-out. But we often shop in much more fun ways, too. We visit farms and farm shops; we go to specialized markets (like Wyken); we go for country drives hunting for groceries; I have my husband stop by local produce stands on his way home from work; we keep chickens who lay our eggs; we garden, and we forage. We brew our own beer and wine, ferment vegetables, and we make pretty much everything we can from scratch. All of these things not only bring us great food for much less money, but they seriously enrich our lives.
For me, food and everything surrounding it (growing, buying, preparing, eating) are the best parts of life. I don’t believe in rushing through these things– this is the essence of living. We all have to eat, and it is a communal act. How wonderful that having to fuel our bodies is also very pleaurable, and builds community. I derive great satisfaction from buying food from people I trust, and preparing it for the people I love.
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