It was early April 2013 we changed our living style to Organic foods and drinks from here on in, so we thought. ha ha what a joke.
Prior to this date I had done some reading and researching the internet looking at everything and anything to do with farm shops and organics thinking we will go shopping and buy our all our usual shopping but this time it will be all organic. ha ha.
OUR FIRST VISITS TO A FARM SHOP AND BUTCHERS.
Well, a so called organic farm shop, and an organic butchers these were the first two visited. These two were a real eye opener, when we arrived at the butchers advertising for the past 20 yrs as an organic butchers.
When we arrived we were the only two in the shop, I explained we were brand new to the organic life style and had found his shop on the internet as being organic and asked him can I assume all your product here in the shop are organic, his reply, well it made me take a giant step backward, no sir it's free range so I asked for his version of organic and free range, well free range is the next best thing to being Organic all the animals are all grass fed but, I cant guarantee what chemical the grass may or may not have been fed, huh.
A butchers advertising organic produce and can not guarantee his produce as being raised on an organic farm.
No thank you very much.
On our way home we decided to visit the Organic farm we had found, that was even worse, oh my goodness when we walked into the so called grocery section it contained five wicker basket nothing else lettuces in three of the five baskets, to empty to so badly shriveled up looked like they had been there for weeks one basket had two lovely looking lettuce in, we were determined the day was not going to a complete loss and we were not going home empty handed we bought one lettuce yippee.
We were so glad we did, it was absolutely superb in taste far far better that any other lettuce we had ever tasted.
What did we learn.
Ask the questions first, This was our first encounter with our new life style, because its says there Organic don't take them at there face value.
Needless to say its to establishment we wont be visiting again.