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cab



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 9:40 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Because most areas don't grow veg commercially. Round here is/was primarily a dairying area. There's one market garden within striking distance of us.


Whereas here in the Fens getting a great range of locally grown, high quality veg is a doddle, but sourcing dairy produce locally is more of a challenge.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What you need is a dairy fairy!

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Rob R wrote:
How much is not much (meat)?


On average I think I only eat 200 - 300g of meat a week. I could eat more but I don't tend to have as much as most people.


So 5kg would last about five months - I know people who buy that amount in bulk without too much trouble, and they, as a household, eat in excess of that.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OP wrote:
I think it was Middleton on the Wolds, I'll check next time I am there.


It's difficult to find someone who doesn't grow spuds up your way, and I'm not that familiar with Sainbury's supply chain.

ros



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
sean wrote:
Because most areas don't grow veg commercially. Round here is/was primarily a dairying area. There's one market garden within striking distance of us.


Whereas here in the Fens getting a great range of locally grown, high quality veg is a doddle, but sourcing dairy produce locally is more of a challenge.


milkman delivered butter this am labelled

Dairyfare organic salted butter from
crow hill farm Ravensden Bedford

- can't say I've seen any more local to Cambridge than that recently - but I don't know which side you are.- any good?

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ros wrote:

- can't say I've seen any more local to Cambridge than that recently - but I don't know which side you are.- any good?


Not bad! I think thats closer than the butter we normally get, which is from Lincolnshire. Most of the ceese we buy is from Hitchin. From here:

http://www.wobblybottomfarm.co.uk/

We get it in the 'farm shop' on Lensfield Road (which is well worth a visit).

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is Windmill Foods ros, they buy Jersey milk and are one to be supported IMHO.

ros



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
That is Windmill Foods ros, they buy Jersey milk and are one to be supported IMHO.


ah that makes sense - have yogurt and cream from a similar address that says "windmill" on it - the butter doesn't though.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah, it's an on farm dairy and the farm itself has organic holstein/friesans and a few jerseys but the dairy also buys from several farms in the Eastern region. They were recently bought by Freshways though. Here is their website: http://www.windmillfoods.biz/

ros



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love Buy-Local Bedford

Milkman delivers produce in the scheme all year round - with extra goodies at Christmas


(but I can't afford the meat or poultry from them - so you're still my beef source )

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 10 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am very pleased to hear it - it keeps me on the right side of sanity.

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