As you start planning Christmas dinner and food needed for the festivities, don’t forget the special touch offered by your local traders.
Purton House Organics, who deliver to your door, are offering a game meat box and Christmas veg boxes – double the normal size, with all the Christmas trimmings.
And, if you’re struggling to know what to get your aunty or other relatives, you can buy a gift box voucher.
Rowie Meers of Purton House, said, “for a Christmas veg or meat box, order early to avoid disappointment.
“We also offer a bespoke box service, for customers wishing to choose their contents, and still have it delivered to their door. Produce is often picked on the day of delivery.
“We know our produce is excellent but don’t take our word for it. Try a box for free, if you decide it’s not for you then you pay nothing.
“Everyone is feeling the pinch and people are under the impression that local organic produce is expensive, but the freshness and quality of our produce is second to none and on regular price comparisons we are often cheaper than supermarket non-organic produce.”
Purton House Organics also offer fruit, eggs, organic bread, butter, organic olive oil and other essentials – all delivered to your door along with your veg box.
Swindon Pulse Wholefoods Coop, in Curtis Street, Swindon, also offer gift vouchers and gift hampers.
Colin Cabbage, one of the five members of the independent co-op, explained why it’s good to go local. “Most staple foods at Pulse are competitively priced against supermarket products – sometimes cheaper. And you don’t have to spend hours reading labels looking for nasty chemicals.
“Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable, we have many organic and fairly traded items available and you can buy local produce knowing you will carry far fewer food miles in your shopping bag. We also often track down and order single items for customers. By buying from us you help many other small businesses elsewhere.”