I'm having a look to see if there's an appropriate Organic supplier for the fruit and veg.
As far as I'm aware we used to get stuff from a certain company, and the product wasn't that great. Things like the lettuce didn't last at all. I think this was an issue with the quality of the stuff we were given rather than simply because it was organic.
I too am very aware of the power of your money. It's a whole complex issue, and I've changed my diet recently because I can't handle the distance between where meat and dairy comes from, the processes it goes through etc etc. Still, I'm not too aware if where my veg comes from, and am supporting the tobacco industry, so little steps but I'll get there
I feel very passionately about this myself - as well as the pure ethics of it, the further away you are from your food source, the less well your body processes it. There are philosophies in complimentary medicine that you should only eat what naturally grows in your area. Crap like 'TV dinners' are blatantly unhealthy.
So, my point is, you can't disconnect what happens in your body from what's happening in the world around you. It's true. I read it in a book.
Our little choices we make with our money is definately voting, creating trends in the market, lovely or horrendous ripples in the supply and demand pond.
I hope people know that the Forest tries it's best to get better and better all the time. Because of the nature of the place and the people who work here it's given (I feel) that we'll be aiming to make the blatantly right choices as best we can. I hope no-one feels mislead and thinks that everything we do is organic - I don't think that claim's been directly made. But, it's definately something discussed.
If anyone knows of a reliable organic, local supplier, let me know so I can check it out. Post it here or feel free to send me a message.
Hope I've kept on point. Probably not - I'm in ranty mode.
Big love, Alex.