Justified & Ancient
- Nov 23, 2005
- Under the highest tree top in Kent
Trouble is there is no local greengrocer round here. A couple of "farm shops" but most of what they sell is probably from the same suppliers as supply the supermarkets. The quality isn't much different.Thing is, the difference between the actual product, such as toms etc., and the actual quantity required for a huge supermarket chain.
That's why I always purchase from a local greengrocer. It's not a matter of growing your own - I do - but availability.
It's not the 'food miles', it's not the organic/non-organic thing ... it's the "You want tomatoes? We got 'em!"
If you want vegetables out of season they are not likely to be much good as they have been picked before they are ready, semi frozen and shipped half way round the world to ripen on the shelf. Trouble is they don't, they go from unripe to rotten.
Then look at how they are marketed-Fresh Apples, in February. Not in the Northern Hemisphere they're not.