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?