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A really good find!

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Lamont D, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    When walking back from my local hospital where I have my counselling, I came upon a butchers!
    You know, the shop that only supplied meat, at the majority of its trade!
    I couldn't believe it and business is good, cos the queue was long, I spent around twenty quid on fresh meat, that will do me for about three weeks, and they deliver as well!
    Should have seen the ham joint!
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    How it always should be.
     
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  3. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been a customer of our local butcher for 20 plus years, family owned and run for a lot longer they own four or five, although one shops trades under it's original name still.

    Des sells farm eggs, and some great chutneys and pickles as well.

    Their shop that still has it's original name, you have to take a ticket and wait for it to be called they also have free delivery.

    £20.00 will get either 1 kgs of rib steak. or a couple of kgs of sausages.
     
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    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We have since the pandemic been visiting butchers and fruit & veg shops on our long walks that we now do and boy does it all taste so much better than the supermarket rubbish that I think we just got use to .
     
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    I am blessed where I live because there are TWO different very good butchers within a 5 mile radius. We are customers to both.
     
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  6. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    The thought of a local butcher in a huge metropolitan area, where the only meat supplies are in supermarkets, is the reason for my delight!
    The last butcher in my immediate area went about six years ago, even the local market building in downtown had lost its last butcher and the prospects of revamping the market could be a waste of time!
    Our high street is really struggling and even the major high street shops have gone. The charity shops, are struggling, the number of bookies has now shrunk to one. Even the pound shop had closed! It is a ghost town!
    Shame
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We have a top quality local butchers, unfortunately they make Waitrose prices look reasonable, £20 wouldn't buy enough meat for the weekend.
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Our local farm shop has a butchers in it, but yesterday they were selling satsumas, cherries and asparagus - from Mexico. And my favourite cheese in their deli counter is 3 x the price it is in Morrisons. A lady bought a rib of beef to serve 6 that cost £94.
    I left empty handed.
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I know for a fact they wouldn't be in business around here!
    No one could afford that or have the sense not to pay that much!
    I would want a whole cow for that!
     
  10. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It would be an old cow on it's last legs here for that price.

    Live weight cattle are selling for well over $1.10 a kilogram at the the Gracemere markets last week.

    https://www.mla.com.au/prices-markets/

    Our fortnightly meat bill is around $150.00 which has mainly cheaper cuts from the front end for the two of us.
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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