COMING SOON TO THE FOX
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DELICATESSEN - VEGETABLES - FRUITS - DAIRY PRODUCTS AND EGGS
LOCALLY RAISED MEATS - FISH - DRIED GOODS - SUNDRIES
CHUTNEYS/PRESERVES - TEA & COFFEE - OILS & VINEGARS
VEGAN ECO CLEANING AND LAUNDRY PRODUCTS
We are very excited to announce that very soon we will be setting up Village Pantry @ The Fox. There is a lot of work to do planning and organising, so bear with us. We are hoping for an estimate opening day of 25th January.
Are you tired of shopping in a crowded supermarket where everyone is literally rushed, the produce is shipped in from who knows where, and natural, cruelty-free products are few and far between? If so, then give shopping locally a shot!
7 Reasons to shop local:
1. Locally grown food is full of flavour. When grown locally, the crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store. Many times produce at local stores has been picked within 24 hours of your purchase.
2. Eating local food is eating seasonally. Even though we wish strawberries were grown year round in England, the best time to eat them is when they can be purchased directly from a local grower. They are full of flavour and taste better than the ones available in the winter that have traveled thousands of miles and picked before they were ripe.
3. Local food has more nutrients. Local food has a shorter time between harvest and your table, and it is less likely that the nutrient value has decreased. Food imported from far-away countries is often older, has traveled and sits in distribution centres before it gets to your store.
4. Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
5. Local food benefits the environment. By purchasing locally grown foods you help maintain farmland and green and/or open space in your community.
6. Local foods promote a safer food supply. The more steps there are between you and your food’s source the more chances there are for contamination. Food grown in distant locations has the potential for food safety issues at harvesting, washing, shipping and distribution.
7. Local growers can tell you how the food was grown. You can ask what practices they use to raise and harvest the crops. When you know where your food comes from and who grew it, you know a lot more about that food.