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Do you use yours? I have to admit I hadn't until recently with all that is going on in the world I thought it would be

A - better to support local

B - less people than in the supermarket

So a couple of days ago before lockdown I walked there and got some various fruit and veg and when I got the raspberries out the next day they were mouldy inside! All had to be thrown in the bin and the strawberries weren't looking too great either. It does put me off going back.

HannahSunderlan
5 days ago
What do you think of this?
gaelle0501
gaelle05015 days ago

Sometimes it's ok sometimes it's not. Had a few next day mould cases too.

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan
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4 days ago

Maybe I should give them another chance then, see how it goes! I know berries don't last long anyway but I did expect longer than the next day!

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 days ago

Got a few bits from my local greengrocer but not 'soft fruit', all items were fine - could do with some more ...🐞

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi4 days ago

My local one is so busy...not better than the supermarket.

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan
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4 days ago

I'm really surprised by that! Our one was empty when I went made me feel awful I'd never been and supported them. I've decided I shall give them another chance and pop in saturday and get some more bits as we're running low

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seasider71
seasider714 days ago

Lots of local businesses near me are doing an incredible job of supporting the area - with deliveries, etc. In turn they are being supported by people that may never have considered them previously. I'm sure that when we return to some sort of normality many will return to buying all their shopping from a supermarket, but I'd like to think that some will do more shopping with local businesses that are vital to the community.

On the point of mouldy berries this may be more of a problem with a smaller greengrocer. Smaller turnover, and less prepackaged items with best before dates. However I have often bought fruit and veg from a supermarket that was well within the recommended date and still way past it's best. So I think you can just be unlucky.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees18 hours ago

Sometimes, but normally only if I can't find what I want at the supermarket. Can be useful for weird stuff sometimes!

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