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Butcher 23 63.89%
Supermarket 14 38.89%
Down the pub off a dodgy geezer 1 2.78%
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Local Butcher or Supermarket

Where do you buy your meat

Do you support your local butcher or buy from the supermarket
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Bugger

Forgot the poll
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Support your local butcher
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Both really. We have a butcher opposite us who's good but a tad expensive for normal stuff.
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we buy from the Butcher once a month , but quite often go down the supermarket when supplies dwindle
 
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i try to support our local butcher as i think his stuff is better than the supermarkets however price plays its part
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Now, I find my local butcher competitive, if not a bit cheaper sometimes than my local supermarket :woot:
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well, the nearest supermarket is 7 miles away, the butcher is 2 miles away.... wins on travel cost if heading that way anyway.

But then, buying off the producer is cheaper and they are just as near. Guess I'm fortunate!!!

I don't have to think about where the gelling agent in most jam is or where it comes from. Or why some ice cream is yellow. Or how old the salad is cos the gas packed in it is keeping it fresh.

Cheap food is cheap for a reason.
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There are no butchers where I live but when we lived in London, we bought from both.
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local all the time...meat, fish and veg...usually cheaper, better tasting, lasts longer and no dim witted check out nerds to deal with....
 
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I wish we still had a decent local butcher! The supermarket is the most local so maybe I should vote both!

We do sometimes get stocked up from Bury's meat & fish market but mostly it is the supermarket I'm sad to admit.
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Both for me. the supermarket is cheaper, but the butcher has more variety and the meat is usually local. Unlike the chicken in the supermarket that comes from Poland.
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I find that my butcher is cheaper and have better quality cuts. I also get what I want. I can order aged steak and collect it after 2 weeks and know it is done the correct way. They have more to lose than a supermarket, so I will always go back
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My mate is a butcher Free lamb and mint burgers! Oh an summber BBQs round his house!!!!! Yum Yum!

Free food for us all round!!!!
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Mostly Butcher or farm I do occasionally buy wholesale from Costco the meat in there is quite good
 
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If you saw the fingernails and smelled the breath of our local butcher you'd be buying from the supermarket too.

He comes into the bookies, stinking of booze and smoke, his fingers stained yellow, slurring as he passes his bet over,
"Sssssstick it on hin"

Urgh, he makes me sick to my stomach horrid horrid man
 
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Other for me

My locally owned small grocery store has it's own butcher shop. Excellent meat and plenty of fresh veggies all year round.
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Cheap food is cheap for a reason.
Spot on James!

We are lucky here in the South West of Scotland. Local meat is all grass fed high quality stuff. We have an abundance of good local butchers who know how to demand quality carcasses from the producers. They also understand the importance of ageing and fat marbling (the most improtant aspects of succulence and tenderness) so the poor beasties don't die in vain.

Unfortunately, we can't say the same thing for fruit and veg. There is not ONE independent fruit and veg shop left hereabouts, which menas the supermarkets have a monopoly. And what a monoply!! tasteless fruit and veg , most of which is rock hard and impossible to eat. they say you should "ripen at home" but that's a nonsense - it never ripens, only wrinkles and dries in the bowl.


Good kick in the arse is what they need......
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Re: Local Butcher or Supermarket

No option for me, get my meat straight from the farm !!!
I was brought up on 2,500 acres. 1000 cows, 1500 sheep.

Cattle & Sheep go direct to Tesco's and Waitrose slaughter houses, no markets, agreed price, get a good rate to.

Walked past a butchers a while back, meat in the window and display cabinet, flys all round the place
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But you never know what happens in the back of the supermarket
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But you never know what happens in the back of the supermarket
Delivered to the supermarket pre-packed !!
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Support your local butcher
We would if we had one

They've nearly all been driven out of business by the large chains

Mind you if Jimmy's Farm was closer to home we'd go there all the time !!
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Butcher. Calnan Bros, Didcot. Fantastic meat and not really any more expensive than the supermarkets.
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Re: Local Butcher or Supermarket

Thanks for the replies guys'n'gals

Being ''a local butcher'' myself its good to hear that the majority still support their Butcher .
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