1. Yes! It drives me mad that brocolli or a turnip is wrapped in plastic.
    I admit that I do almost all my shopping at supermarkets – there is no shame in that when you are time poor. But I hate the amount of packaging and when stuff is loose the bags to put it in are plastic!
    And don’t get me started on best before dates. I know people who will chuck veg as soon as it hits the date on the package, yet if you grow it yourself you keep it for months. Madness.
    I can’t wait to get back to growing my own carrots next year- they taste like sweet carrots and are perfectly wonky!

  2. Great post. When possible, I buy veg from a friend with a smallholding. Suffice to say, he doesn’t scrub it before I get it! To me, dirt is indicative of freshness – and therefore a better taste. Also, isn’t there an issue with the fact that we get things too clean, isn’t it part of the cause of vitamin B deficiency? Don’t quote me on that, I might have made it up. But I don’t think I did.

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