Never a Better Time to Grow You Own

Have you read about the latest news – ‘Veg Rationing at Supermarkets’ was the Mails headline today.  So what? You may say, I don’t eat courgettes, bit there are now a variety of vegetables -iceberg lettuce, baby spinach, mixed leaves, rocket, lollo rossa, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, lemons, and oranges

Saddleworth-53The price of iceberg lettuce has risen from 50p to more than £1.00!! My salami butties are just not going to taste right :(.

The world is changing, climates are changing why would you rely on other countries to provide a basic human need…. FOOD.  Let’s face it we actually can’t do without it.

or maybe you are thinking…

‘If there was a shortage of pies I’d be worried, but I can live without lettuce and courgettes.”
A Manchester shopper

That’s all well and good and I would be upset about the pies too, but what if we, as a community could ensure that we can provide for ourselves?  How would we do that? The answer is simple.  Get involved, come and work with us,  create our own free and sustainable food.  Make Mossley scrumptious and edible.  Let’s face it folks, we don’t like spending our money, so dig in, get involved and eat the bounty while saving yourself not pennies, but pounds.

I kid you not!!  I am quitting my day job and digging for gold – vegetable gold!!

LETTUCE FOR £50

A man is selling a box of iceberg lettuce on Gumtree for an eye-watering £50.

The seller, who lists his location as Acocks Green, Birmingham, urges shoppers to beat the ‘national shortage’ by snapping up his fresh veg.

Going by the name of’ Dave’, he claims the box of 12 lettuce were ‘freshly picked today’ (
February 3) and have a higher price because of ‘supply and demand’.

The lettuce work out at £4.16 each, and his post reads: ‘A box of a dozen Iceberg lettuce, freshly picked this morning.

‘There are a national shortage of these beauties so the price is a little higher due to supply and demand.’

Saddleworth-76What if all our local shops had planters outside?  What if when you popped into Double Day’s for a paper, you could pick a few lettuce leaves for your butty at lunch, or our butchers had an outside herb planters and when you buy your meat you could simply pick some fresh herbs to go with it.

Our butty shops are now paying more for their produce, do they pass this extra cost onto us or do they sponsor a planter outside their shop and get involved.

CALL TO ALL MOSSLEY BUSINESSES WITH SHOP FRONTS.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PLANTER PLEASE SEE IF THE COUNCIL WILL ALLOW YOU TO HAVE ONE AND SPONSOR IT.

Not only are you providing for the community that supports you, but you will be making our town look so much nicer.

 

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