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I feel a mild obsession coming on...
Sat 20-Mar-10
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elrohana
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JoannaS said:I think Tascar it is easier said than done to buy direct from the local farmer in some places, not that it is impossible just not always easy. It is also fair to say that not all farmers have a product that you would want to buy as wel,l especially if it is a big industrial farm, in which case they wouldn't be selling to the likes of you and me anyway Whistle


Its a good point - we're surrounded by farms, but they're mostly dairy or livestock farms.  I do buy my milk from a milkman who delivers for a local farm, I do buy meat from the farm shops when I can (though they mostly only seem to be open when I am at work), but the veg is hard to find without driving miles out, and my local Asda and Co-Op are barely 2 miles away.  So I buy from the supermarkets mostly and from the farms and farmers markets when I can get to them.  And I do pick up bargains as well, same as most people on this thread.

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Sat 20-Mar-10
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Availability is part of the issue here - plus we all have a need to look after our pennies! Especially when you're retired, like us, but not old enough to take a pension.

I thought that the organic boxes delivered were a good idea - but - a neighbour received many last summer that were half full of beetroots. She said she does like them, but it became difficult to dream up yet another recipe for her family !!

I visited our local farmer's market, and there were two stalls only - one selling cheeses, and the other some sad-looking veggies. It wasn't inspiring.

However, I do try, wherever possible, to buy veggies from within UK, or, within the EU, rather than pay for the airmiles. In the summer, though, we tend to eat our own home-grown.

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Tue 30-Mar-10
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I have only just discovered the joys of the CFC counter Laugh

Yesterday I managed to bag a £4 chicken for 67p, 2 fillets of salmon for 30p, head of broccoli and 3 peppers for 15p! All had a days life left on them! 

Tue 30-Mar-10
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barkingdog said:

I have only just discovered the joys of the CFC counter Laugh

Yesterday I managed to bag a £4 chicken for 67p, 2 fillets of salmon for 30p, head of broccoli and 3 peppers for 15p! All had a days life left on them! 


Brilliant job!

Welcome to the forum, barkingdog, sounds like you're already one of us!!!!

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Tue 30-Mar-10
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brightspark said:

barkingdog said:

I have only just discovered the joys of the CFC counter Laugh

Yesterday I managed to bag a £4 chicken for 67p, 2 fillets of salmon for 30p, head of broccoli and 3 peppers for 15p! All had a days life left on them! 


Brilliant job!

Welcome to the forum, barkingdog, sounds like you're already one of us!!!!

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I'm confused (I know, doesn't take much!) but Jude was the one who said about CFC and in BS's reply she is shown as barkingdog.   Wondering why. Confused Roll_Eyes

I'll try that again!

Tue 30-Mar-10
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I'm confused too Confused

2 x salmon fillets for £1.25, ding dong! SmileOk

Tue 30-Mar-10
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Changed my user name so you knew that barkingdog is Jude. i.e. me!

Wed 31-Mar-10
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Thank you for that Jude, thought  I was losing my marbles for a moment.Doh

I'll try that again!

Wed 31-Mar-10
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And we wouldn't want that TA!   Big_Hug

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Wed 31-Mar-10
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Too late m'dear, they went years ago so my little neighbour buys some for me every Christmas!

I'll try that again!

Wed 31-Mar-10
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I got a whole Gressingham duck for £6 on the Tesco CFC. On the same night I got a small leg of lamb on offer for half price. And then I worked a miracle of freezer Tetris and got them both in a drawer.

So we've a choice of Easter meals lined up and the potential to keep the other one for the boys' 40th birthday dinner party in a couple of months.

Thu 1-Apr-10
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Hi Jude, and many welcomes to another CFC aficionado.

They say that the success of airlines like EasyJet and RyanAir was built on the greed of people who could not resist a £10 airfare to xxxxxx. (I was one of these people until I discoverdd that £40 for two translated into a £800 weekend, but that is as different topic!).

You found fantastic baragins. I really envy you! Ok

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Thu 1-Apr-10
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Shereen, what bargains!  Love the 'freezer Tetris'.Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

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danast said:And we wouldn't want that TA!   Big_Hug


Whistle  lol

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mutley said:

danast said:And we wouldn't want that TA!   Big_Hug


Whistle  lol


Oi!   Big_LaughBig_LaughBig_Laugh

I'll try that again!

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