For quite some time, I having been cutting right back on shopping in supermarkets. I like the idea of going back to the way our Mothers and Grandmothers used to shop. The supermarkets have become a place of convenience but at what cost! More and more village shops have closed and the same has been happening in towns. It is becoming harder to find villages and small towns where you can find everything that you need without having to go to a supermarket.
Supermarkets lack soul and atmosphere. The endless rows of tins, packaging makes it all feel very industrial and encourage us to buy things we don't really need. Supermarket shopping is not a pleasurable experience for me and I am reluctant to give money to such companies, I prefer to support smaller shops and individual traders.
Where do I go to do my shopping?
One of my favourite places is Castle Cary. It is a pretty little country town.
This morning, just after dropping off my daughter at school I went there and did some shopping.
I cannot imagine anyone going there and not liking it!
There are many individual boutiques selling a wide range of things
This little lane leads to the post office
Isn't it just stunning! Castle Cary is full of beautiful architecture.
Looking back from the Post Office
This is a fantastic stall, "Alex's Salad". Alex is well know locally and his Friday stall is a great success. All the produce is home grown, no pesticides. The quality and taste are excellent, so much better than supermarket ones. I always buy organic but even the organic fruit and veg bought from supermarkets don't taste as good as home grown ones.
Today I bought some curly kale, beetroots, spinach, plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, salad, little yellow round cucumber, yellow and green courgettes and celery.
You really have pretty much all you need when it comes to shops and places to eat! They are all so varied and interesting. What I like most is that they are individual.
The town retains a very traditional feel with a lot of character and that is why I like it so much.
Lovely shop.....So lovely that I will be doing a blog post about it soon.
This antique shop is not always open but when it is, it's really worth having a look. The owner always finds such beautiful and unusual things.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour of Castle Cary, it has given you an insight of where I go to do some of my shopping. I had so much more fun than if I had been to the supermarket!
I am loving this beautiful weather. The colours of the trees look amazing in this warm mellow light.
Enjoy your weekend!
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