The Hub G63 Blog

Thirty Nine Types of Tea in Stock

Ever since the Village Hub Zero Waste shop opened in the Main Street of Drymen last year I have been shielding and unable to visit even essential shops. I have been desperate to go and see what it is like.

Now that I have had my first vaccination, I decided to don my face mask and venture out to buy a box of tea and have a look around the shop.

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Why should we buy local fruit and vegetables?

In the U.K. 4 supermarket chains control 80% of retail sales.

This has a big effect on all kinds of things - from the varieties of fruit and vegetables grown (with uniformity and transportability being valued over taste and nutrients) to the kinds of excess packaging that have become normal.

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Which vegetables contain the most pesticides?

Have you ever thought about which of the conventionally farmed vegetables we buy in the shops have the most pesticides and herbicides sprayed on them while they are growing?

If you are growing your own, which vegetables should you concentrate on if you want to cut down on nasty chemicals?

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The Village Hub Opens

We are very excited to announce that today Drymen Village Shop opened it's doors as The Village Hub!

The Village Shop has always been a focal point of the village, and we will continue to provide the key services that our local customers rely on.  But we also want to showcase the amazing local food producers we have in this area, and also provide some “zero waste” food options.  So many of us take food for granted but buying local, sustainably produced food is one of the most positive things we can all do, both for the local economy and for the environment.

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