During a meandering bike ride through the narrow back streets in Fremantle, to my delight I discovered our new house is a less-than-ten-minute bike ride to Galati & Sons.
My dad owned a fruit & veg shop so I have high expectations. For years I’ve been bereft – yes, that’s right, bereft – of a local, actual fruit & veg shop (as opposed to a supermarket which has a fruit & veg section) which sells well-priced, excellent quality, fresh foods.
Note: I know I could grow stuff myself, but I’m much better at being a customer of fresh food than a creator. I like to work to my strengths.
Galati’s sells more than just fruit & veg – they’ve got pasta, nuts, cheeses, coffee, salami and other associated delicious deli meats, olives, dried fruits. It is a gastronomical heaven.
Look at me, I thought as I rode my bike home with my backpack full of produce, I’m being friendly to the environment and my body, and I’m shopping local. I am awesome.
Then I nearly fell off because the hill was steep.
That aside, I will continue to ride my bike and shop local….and one day I will overcome that hill.