We’re accidentally moving away from organic food at the moment. I’ve been in half a mind to cancel our organic veg box. Now the summer vegetables are upon us, things are getting difficult. There was literally nothing I could eat in the box last week. We’ve also been going to the Chatsworth farm shop more, because unlike our local organic farm (and the local supermarket), they don’t vacuum pack their meat, and also have a much higher turnover. I’ve actually really noticed the difference. I think I was so used to eating a certain level of amines all the time, that I didn’t realise until I stopped eating them that there was further improvement to be made.
I think it’s almost a semi-legal requirement for organic meat producers to sell their meat vacuum packed, which is very frustrating as it becomes impossible to tell the age of the meat. We’ve been trying to figure out how to get around this, and we might end up buying half a lamb for the freezer, with special instructions not to vac pack. We might be able to get more fat that way too, as the lady who runs the organic farm shop has a tendency to be overzealous about cutting it off! I suppose all butchers have a tendency to do that nowadays: talk about the tyranny of the masses!