I just tried to order supplies in from a local farmer who sells sausages, eggs and so on. To make it a bit more interesting, I used the phrase from The Two Ronnies’ Swedish Lesson – F.U.N.E.X.
This conversation was taking place on Facebook, which is where farmers sell their wares nowadays.
I should have realised that this particular farmer would be about half my age, and they were clearly totally nonplussed.
I repeated the request using the same letters, and I’m still awaiting a reply.
Oh well. No eggs this week! That’ll teach me.
This farm grows and sells its own meat and eggs. They taste way better than what’s sold in supermarkets. Shame she uses soya meal which is most probably GM, and uses anti-biotics to cure things like mastitis instead of colloidal silver. She says that getting organic would double her feed bill. Surely people would pay the extra once they know what GMs are capable of doing to their kids. We’re lucky to have a supply of really tasty sausages, and maybe she’ll move organic one day. Maybe it would double her sales.
I find farmers always stop short of making the brave decisions. They’re a funny kind of business, wanting to make money without risk. Fact is many of them could make a lot of money if they identified the market and supplied direct to consumers, without the need to go into mass output.
Milk selling for up 20p a litre to people like Muller could be sold for up to £2 a litre as raw milk to consumers. It just takes a bit of organising, and a bit of risk. The idea that the government runs the industry still pervades the countryside, ever since WW2.
Interested in finding raw milk and other good quality organic produce in the UK, then this website is well worth a visit
says Jim UK