The topics for this blog are mixed up around – Plastic reduction verses Organic vegetables.
This subject has been bugging me for a while now. Being a gluten free vegan, I virtually live on vegetables.
There are only two available formulas at the moment
1 -Supermarkets supply Organic veg BUT it is wrapped in Plastic
2 -Independent farm/veg shops supply beautiful loose veg with no plastic but they are NOT Organic.
I want to support local organic growers and independent shops but they don’t supply organic veg. There is always a superb array of plastic free vegetables on display and none of it is organic, therefore all of it is covered in pesticides.
So I am forced to go to the supermarket to buy my organic and I have to live with the plastic wrappers.
I am between a rock and a hard place. I want to put my money in to the Organic farmers, I want them to succeed in the market place, but at the moment I can only do this in the supermarket.
I spoke to our new veg shop on the high street and he said that a lot of organic is seasonal and therefore when they are in season, there is a glut and no one buys because they grow their own. I understand that, but I don’t grow anything myself, so I will always be a customer.
I wonder how long it will take before Independent farm/veg shops catch on and start to sell Organic?
I hear you all saying “Why don’t you order an organic veg box”? I asked around but the so called “local” deliveries are not very local. This is the best solution I can find, so I will have to go with that for now.
Any suggestions, gratefully accepted.