My ideal aim is to one day go completely supermarket free, meaning that we will only shop at local stores, stalls and markets instead of using the big chain supermarkets. I have never liked the fact that these huge corporations come into towns and wiped out all of the local trade.
I would much prefer to support local businesses by buying from them, the only problem is that sometimes this means you have to spend more money which is something we don’t want to do. This is where my eco hippy and thrifty personalities clash! I’m looking into ways of making buying local a reality for everyone regardless of their income.
Over the last few weeks I have been looking into sourcing meat. I’ve been focusing mainly on having meat boxes delivered to our home although I am yet to find anywhere that is the same price as our meat would be from Lidl or Aldi.
I know that the meat box meat would generally be better meat and most probably organic so you should expect to pay more but we don’t want to. We’ve worked hard to get our weekly food shop bill down to an average of £40 a week and I have no intention of increasing it again.
I have researched all of the local meat box delivery companies and haven’t found a single one that can match or beat the supermarket prices. Next I shall research buying from a butcher directly to see if they can.
What thrifty things have you been up to this week?
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