We recently moved away which has been an overall positive experience. In fact, the only thing that I really miss is my garden and being able to grow my own food. With this in mind, I joined the local organic fruit and vegetable cooperative in the hope of getting locally grown, organic produce at a fraction of the cost of the big supermarkets. What I got was far FAR better. Sure, we receive fruit and veg on a regular basis, but as we get together and divvy up all the produce, I’ve also made some new friends with the same interests as me. I guess it has the benefits of a local community garden in an urban environment. Our children play together and people who have their own gardens or who like to bake often bring their surplus down and share it around.
A very simple urge to receive local produce has flowered into a little community and that has been such a lifesaver for me in a new town. If there’s a local fruit and veg cooperative in your town, I can’t recommend them highly enough. If there’s not a coop near you, perhaps you should consider starting one of your own. The fruit that it bears may surprise you!
Posted anonymously, 29th April 2014