Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Skipping the supermarket

Have you read this

Little eco footprints

Tricia from Little eco footprints is skipping the supermarkets this year!

And I am going to try too

I find shops hard to deal with. They are busy, bright, so much noise and oh so much to look at.
And I hear many of you say   And, So???

Many people love that aspect of going to the shops. But for me it is all just too much.

Often for me when I am in the middle to doing the shopping I have this really strong urge to sit on and ground and cry. I have been known to burst into tears in the middle of the supermarket. I just find the whole experience so overwhelming at times.

So the chance to skip the busy shops for a year sounds just wonderful.

I mentioned thie idea to The Miner and his responce was
"I dont mind paying a bit extra as I know how you feel about this"
"Huh, what????" was pretty much my respponse
He went on about my dislike of the big companies and their bulling tactics to smaller local/ australian companies.
Tricia has recently done a great post on milk with some informative links
I have always had an issue with supermarkets and their prices on milk and how much (or how little) the farmers get in return. And I am glad I am not the only one.

So it seems I have had a bit of a gripe about the big companies for a while. So it made sense that I actually do something and make a stand.


So this year I am going to try and not go to either Woolworths or Coles. I am going to do my shopping at the local IGA in the smaller town near by. We live in Central West NSW so our choices of other food sorces isnt huge. So this is the best way I can avoid the big supermarkets.
I will try to reduce our trips to Bunnings and try to source our needs from other hardwere stores.
And reduce going to the big shopping malls.

I am actually looking forward to it.
And I hope tlo share some of the aspects of this challenge here!

Do you think you could skip
 the big supermarkets for a year?

Sarah xx

4 comments:

Jen R said...

Great post, love the concept..did you watch the recent series on SBS a chef opened a peoples owned supermarket...a co op would love to be part of something like that. The food waste gets me....wicked waste when so many are hungry even in our own country.I do go to the big guys but also support our growers market.

katepickle said...

So great that your other half is on board!
And I so know how you feel about shopping centres. In the 'old days' we lived in the city and I used to spend hours and hours walking my newborn twins around a HUGE shopping centre and loved it. Now that we have moved away and hardly ever go there, when we do I find it horrible! No windows, no natural light, no air.... I try to go as rarely as possible!

Tricia said...

I'm glad you are joning in the challenge Sarah. I totally understand how you feel about supermarkets and shopping centres. I'm not missing them at all.

Enjoy finding alternatives to the supermarket.

rebekah @ justfordaisy said...

Congrats on your commitment... I've just found this initiative at Little Eco Footprint and will aim to be involved too.
I'm now following your fabulous blog - come say hi at Just For Daisy! :) x