It still makes me smile to think of walking into Mr Fresh at Carine and spotting the glass bottles of milk in the dairy cabinet at the end of the aisle. I actually smiled at the time and am still smiling while typing this up! Following on from my 'Ethical Dairy' post, I've just today bought home these...
Sunnydale in glass, and Bannister Downs in glass. Rapt! Actually... I was pretty impressed with Mr Fresh and with the little centre altogether.
After admiring the fresh fruit and veg on my way to the dairy case, I picked up the milk, window shopped the other dairy, turned right and spotted an entire aisle of organic yummy stuff. Then we went through the checkout (Quinn his usual conversational self) and as I went out of the checkout, there's a whole HEAP of organic meats, local meats, all kinds of cheeses, fresh breads and rolls, fish ... oh my. Neat and clean and tidy and smiling friendly staff who will chat and take just a moment not just whip you through at hurricane speed. I will definitely be back. I will be trying the other local and organic stuff (over time) and I am rapt to have finally found fresh proper milk in glass!~
I was a bit like the 'kid in the lolly shop' - grin on my dial and my
eyes lighting up each time I spotted the next local or organic thing.
It is a little treasure trove - a busy happy little community shopping
'village' if you like, not as big as a 'shopping centre' but much much
better. There is more local and organic stuff in one place than I have
ever seen before and I had to restrain myself from adding more things to
I've also had a very good experience with my email query to Bannister Downs. So all in all, I'm on the road to being happy with dairy once more.
Bannister Downs glass bottle suppliers
Bannister Downs Farming Practices