So, I decided to order some meat from Riverford along with my usual veg box, although it was a bit pricey, but it could last me at least a couple of weeks.
Back in September I decided to start ordering a veg box from Riverford and was very pleased with the lack of plastic. Yesterday was no exception. Not one scrap of plastic with the vegetables.
In fact yesterday even the grapes were in a cardboard tray (see top left).
However, when the meat box came I realised it wasn't the answer as the meat was all in plastic trays and they were all inside a large plastic bag.
So it's back to the drawing board. There is another local butcher, although a bit out of my way, who might sell organic meat. Otherwise there is an organic farm shop a few miles away I could go to and combine with looking around another, less local garden centre. The meat looks good quality, though. Hubby and I had the pork and tomato sausages last night. They are the first meat sausages I have eaten in years and I enjoyed them very much, although they were a little too peppery for our taste, but not so much they spoilt our enjoyment. Looking forward to the lamb today, which daughter will be joining us for.
The dates on the meat aren't very long, so I shall have to freeze the chicken and the mince.
The fruit and veg is lovely, though, good quality and fresh, so I shall keep getting as much fruit and veg as possible from Riverford.
*I've not yet come across a female butcher.