Sunday, 10 May 2009
Local shopping idea: Just Trading of Wallingford
If you do live close by, or just travel past, Wallingford I hope that you take the time to visit Just Trading of Wallingford.
They have a great selection of fair trade goods, organic wholefoods, environmental products like washing liquids etc. It's also the only place I can think of where I can find my favorite licorice tea.
I can sometimes be a bit hesitant to go for shops like this. Some of them have a bit of that 'holier-than-thou' attitude that really rubs me up the wrong way. Not so in this shop though.
The staff (owners/workers?) are all very friendly and helpful and it's not in every shop you get the occasional offer of a cup of tea or coffee when you are just in there browsing.
You should really make sure to visit early-ish on a Saturday since that's 'fresh bread day'. The quality of the bread is very high and getting home with a still warm loaf of bread is a good feeling. I've been told that the Chelsea buns are of the highest quality as well.
You can find their site with more information here: http://www.justtrading.co.uk/
Besides, who could say no to a shop opened by Joyce Barnaby?
Oh, yeah - I haven't taken my own picture of their shop so I stole the picture from their site. I hope they don't mind too much... ;)
Mikey says: Visit them if you can, they're well worth all the support they can get.