Patzel Posted September 20, 2010 Report Share Posted September 20, 2010 Do local markets exist in Shetland, where farmers and also hobby farmers sell their local produce directly? In many villages in Bavaria there is (mostly during the summer, some all year round) a weekly farmers market, where one can buy a large variety of fresh local produce such as eggs, meat, vegetables, butter, cheese, bread etc. in a better qualitiy compared with shops and supermarkets. Some farmers also offer regular delivery which means you subscribe one and then get weekly (or monthly) a selection of regionally produced food delivered to your doorstep. I think this is a good idea because it opens local trade opportunities to producers and people get food of high quality (also environmental friendly because no long transports are necessary). Anything like this in Shetland? And how about LETS (Local Exchange Trading Systems)? I am a member in our local LETS and it's really working perfectly. So I got all my firewood cut within this system, got someone for window cleaning, someone to help collect the horses poo off the pastures... I did some English tutoring for others, gave riding lessons, helped transporting household goods with my trailer... it's such a fine opportunity to exchange work, goods etc. without needing any money. Many people who are on income support are members and for them especially it's very practicable. Any LETS in Shetland? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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