Shopping Fluff

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Shopping Fluff
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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 8:36am

1. Do you shop locally?

2. How much shopping do you do online?

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:56am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<span>When a dumb animal won't even recognize factory farmed eggs as food, I think that's a message I should heed.&gt;&gt;</span></p><p>Have you ever seen the pictures of the ants with butter and margarine?  They won't touch the fake stuff!  </p>

I don't either, any more.  I use butter only; I find I use a lot less, but I enjoy it a lot more :)

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:52am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>I have to say my friend gives us eggs straight from his chickens and I don't taste the difference. Maybe we get good eggs from the supermarket already?</p>

DD1 just wrote a paper for Ag class about incubating eggs.  I'll see what she has to say when she gets home...  :)

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:40am

<<When a dumb animal won't even recognize factory farmed eggs as food, I think that's a message I should heed.>>

Have you ever seen the pictures of the ants with butter and margarine?  They won't touch the fake stuff!  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:35am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">just_another_marla</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;That is scary about the eggs! How much processing do eggs go through to make a difference, I wonder? &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I suspect it has to do with how the chickens are kept and fed.</p>

Housing, feed and cleaning the eggs all make a difference in the quality and taste of the egg.  As we have switched over to more and more either organic/freerange/close to source food, it's amazing how much better "clean eating" tastes.  

Disclaimer:  This does not mean that my family eats this way "all the time", but I do look at the source of the food I purchase as well as the processing involved, whenever possible.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:31am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>That is scary about the eggs! How much processing do eggs go through to make a difference, I wonder? </p>

I think store bought eggs go through a lot of chemical processing to clean them.  The only thing that I do with the eggs that we receive from the farm is brush gently with a rough sponge, dry because the egg shells are porous and bateria has a hard time getting into a dry egg.  But the eggs we receive are pretty clean straight form the source.  I do find when I bake with them because they are not as large as the extra large eggs, sometimes I had an extra smaller one.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:20am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>I have to say my friend gives us eggs straight from his chickens and I don't taste the difference. Maybe we get good eggs from the supermarket already?</p>

I didn't say I tasted the difference in the eggs.  I said I observed that the cats, who wouldn't have the slightest notion as to the origin of the eggs, nor any agenda regarding organic vs. mass chicken/egg production, consistently refuse to eat any eggs which don't come from free-range, free-feeding local sources.    For ME, that's reason enough to only buy my eggs from that source.  When a dumb animal won't even recognize factory farmed eggs as food, I think that's a message I should heed.

I don't really care what anyone else does.  Or thinks.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:16am

1. Do you shop locally?  Yes, as much as I can.  I live in a tourist town with lots of locally owned stores and restaurants that also compete with the big chains so I try to shop at the local stores when I can and we almost always eat at locally owned places rather than chains.  In terms of food, I'd rather buy locally produced foods, but feeding a family of six is quite expensive, and even moreso if I try to buy only locally.  In the summer, I do purchase local produce and occasionally get my eggs from a farm, but even that is a 20 minute drive.  We bought half a pig with friends once, but discovered that we only certain kinds of pork so it wasn't cost effective for us.  I'm not much of a meat eater anyway, so that was the only time we did that.  I do try to buy most of our meats at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. 

2. How much shopping do you do online?   A fair amount.  Several places that I like for sporting gear do not have local stores, so I buy online from them.  I also buy harder to find products using my AmazonPrime account (for example, I needed a 40lb weighed vest and got that from Amazon and have bought a lot of our dog products from Amazon as my local pet stores didn't have what I needed).  If it's something I'm going to have to search for at local stores, I'll often first look at Amazon and often times, it's cheaper.

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?   Not much.  There is a consignment furniture store I go to every so often.  I never go to yard sales or flea markets, and occasionally will stop in antique stores if I'm passing one by, but I don't habitually shop at those type of places.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:16am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>That is scary about the eggs! How much processing do eggs go through to make a difference, I wonder? </p>

I suspect it has to do with how the chickens are kept and fed.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:13am

1. Do you shop locally?

Yes,

2. How much shopping do you do online?

As little as possible.  I'm a very tactile shopper.  The experience is more important to me than the merchandise.  Actually, many of my shopping experiences do not involve purchases.  Shopping online is just getting more stuff.  It feels gross to me. 

3. Do you antique, thrift shop, or go to flea markets or yard sales?

Yes.  


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Registered: 03-27-2013
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:10am

I have to say my friend gives us eggs straight from his chickens and I don't taste the difference. Maybe we get good eggs from the supermarket already?

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