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:

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.


  1. They offer you tea and coffee????

  2. Yup, it has happened on more than one occasion. I guess you have to get a bit lucky and go in when they have a tea or coffee craving themselves ;)


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