Posted: 17/02/2017 at 05:44
B3. I think you are right. ASDA was Associated Dairies, selling a lot of local (or at least British) produce. When Walmart took over ASDA, the first year they were selling tasteless Strawberries flown from California, in the middle of the English Strawberry season. I notice Warren Buffett, has ditched all his Walmart shares and bought Apple. (the computer firm not the fruit)
If I can buy local I do. If I have to buy new Zealand Lamb, I get it from the cheapest supermarket. Some of the best Lamb I have had was from the Chatsworth farm shop. Guaranteed to have been born and bred on the Chatsworth estate. It was also some of the most expensive, but their little loin rolls are divine and make a good easy carve roast for two.
Around here you can buy 25kg sacks of dirty potatoes from the farm gate for around a fiver. I don't get through enough to use a sack in a reasonable time, my mum often splits a sack with my sister, and when we were a family of eight at home,(Grandparent, parents, and four kids, ) it was the only way to buy.