David and I always try our best to support local businesses. Generally, we’re pretty good, but sometimes, well, sometimes it’s just too easy to pop out to the grocery chain around the corner to pick up whatever our cupboards (or bellies) may need. But here’s the thing about me and David, we’d rather do things that are interesting than easy, so we’ve made a commitment to each other to buy all our food locally. Farm stalls, veg stands, butcher shops, and coffee roasters– and we’re committed to not just buy food from local shops, but to buy local food from local shops. On Saturday, with coffees from Basil in hand, we took a leisurely 3.7 mile stroll through town collecting our favourite foods: bread from La Roche, locally-sourced meats from Peter Speaight, cheese from Gill Wing Farm Shop, fruit and veg from Locality, and coffee from Ismail. We had a lot of fun planning our meals in advance and walking from shop to shop. We also enjoyed knowing that every pound we spent will support a local business and that by shopping local, we’re learning more about the marvellous people who make up the fabric of our community.
Our bellies and our hearts are happy. xx