In trying to find local retailers, I don’t plan to assume anything – least not that “small is beautiful”. Just because a place is local and independent, it doesn’t mean that they are necessarily any better than the supermarkets they will be replacing.
A few days ago, I said I would have to compromise for a while with buying bread from Tescos. Although I often bake my own, meeting the needs of my regular board-game playing group – two or three dozen burger rolls plus the same amount of finger rolls – was beyond my routine bread-making capability.
I mentioned this farm shop over on my personal blog, just before I got the new site launched. I don’t intend to repeat posts from there in the future, but am doing so here for completeness, as this was my first Food Adventure win.
They say a man needs a plan, so as much for my benefit then anyone else, I thought I would start off with a quick analysis of where I am already, with regards to where I buy stuff from, concentrating on independent sources in the local (Peterborough/South Kesteven) area. Then we can see in the comming months what progress I make.
When I registered this site, a month or so ago, it was with a modest intention. I have kept a personal blog for friends and family for some time, with postings on all manner of various interests of mine. Talking to friends, I realised that blog had become a bit of a mess, with no real focus. Furthermore, folk who were interested in some of my hobbies – food, for example – lost interest when I talked about things like computing and board games or other trivia.