Doing the shopping in Barcelona

This year I have resolved to be more thoughtful about what I buy.

There are a couple of reasons for this:

  • I have too much stuff already
  • I hate to waste things, including buying food that doesn’t get eaten – this means planning meals better and buying small amounts, not in bulk.
  • I want to support local businesses instead of buying from chains and corporations.
  • I don’t want my groceries and other goods to travel half way around the world, using resources and causing pollution as they go.
  • By choice, I would prefer to buy organically grown food, to support the producers who are moving away from farming methods that require chemical fertilizers and pesticides whose use and production is damaging to the environment.
  • Where possible I would like to buy fairly traded goods so I know that the producers are more likely to be getting a fair price for their produce.

Also, it seemed to me that I might simply have more interesting experiences by trying to follow these guidelines rather than ordering my groceries on line or going to the local supermarket a couple of times a week.

So far, this seems to be the case, so this blog will be a record of my shopping adventures as well as a guide for anyone who wants to use interesting local and/or family-owned businesses in Barcelona.

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About helenbcn

I sometimes write about things that interest or inspire me, and that I think might interest and inspire other people. I prefer blogs as a medium (rather than Medium, Twitter, Instagram etc) partly because of the longer format but mostly because of the ability to hyperlink to other interesting and useful sources, which to me seems more true to the 'spirit of the internet' than proprietary sites that try their hardest to keep you within their own domain. Comments welcome.
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2 Responses to Doing the shopping in Barcelona

  1. Helen says:

    Helen, I’ve just found your lovely blog! Completely entrancing funny mad bits and bobs that make me feel I’m just hanging out with you, chatting, drinking cava, eating chorizo etc, which, let’s face it, is one of the things I most like to do. You write beautifully too. Thanks so much.
    Hxx

  2. Natasha says:

    Helen, quite simply, I LOVE IT! Very funny and informative at the same time. Good on ya!

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