Two things we couldn't get around were soya milk (veganism seems to have many other ethical benefits, though) and marshmallows (even the veggies might have mutinied if we didn't have these, though I'm sure you can get vegetarian ones somewhere). Any suggestions?
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
None of this plastic-free party preparation outlined below is anywhere NEAR as hardcore as Rose's wonderful success in providing plastic-free catering for the weekend away on which we took the Lancaster Woodcraft Folk. I couldn't really be bothered doing it for groups due to the apparent cost and effort. BUT getting fruit and veg from the greengrocers is probably cheaper than getting it from a supermarket anyway. And the cooking ought to have been fairly cheap as it didn't involve meat. And it always takes a few hours to do group shopping anyway. Before, I'd been going to Aldi, Asda, Lidl, etc., in Morecambe, which takes quite a while because of traffic. This time we did most of the shopping between 4pm and 6.30pm in Lancaster. Plus Rose did a trip to Preston to get things like loose pasta... So yes, it took a bit longer, but it was definitely less hassle than I'd have thought and I intend to always try to make the most ethical choices possible when shopping for big groups in the future!