Veg from Thursday 11th January 2024

  • Beetroot, Candy/Chioggia
  • Kale, Cavolo Nero
  • Leeks
  • Squash, Crown Prince
  • Cabbage, White
  • Carrots, Dirty
  • Potatoes, Marfona
  • Mushrooms, Brown
  • Mushrooms, Portabello
  • Apples, Cox Royale
  • Pears, Conference
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Onions, X Large 80 – 100mm

Opening hours over the winterval 2023

This week we intend to be:

Open on Thursday 28th 2-8pm as usual

Closed on Friday 29th.

Open on Saturday 30th 3-5pm as usual.

(But please check here again before you set off for Fareshares in case of updates).

We will have a bread delivery on Thu 28th Dec. We won’t have our next veg delivery in until Thu 11th Jan 2024, but there is still some left from this past week ☺️

Happy holly-days!

Why we need to defend cash

Selection of cash at the British Museum. Credit: Blatant World (CC-BY licence)

Novara Media just published a long interview with anthropologist and former financial services worker Brett Scott, talking about money.

One of the key themes in Cloudmoney, the book that Brett Scott is doing the rounds promoting, is the need to defend and encourage cash — “the bicycle of payments” — as we make a point of doing at Fareshares.

The interview is a pretty broad exploration of money and politics, but here’s where they begin to discuss cash in particular:
https://yt.minnix.dev/4f3PN4UOMA8?t=2395

Lots of interesting stuff, including how the progressive veneer of the fintech industry has mobilised the urban graduate class to act as the vanguard of the privatisation of payments, how the “left” and “right” elements of the pro-cash movement currently sit in relation to each other, how the elimination of cash plays into power (corporate, state and geopolitical), and how we might build a cultural movement to defend the right to a non-corporate, offline form of payment.

[The above link is to an Invidious proxy, which lets you watch YouTube videos free of Google’s tracking, advertising, profiling and bubbling. Another advantage of using an Invidious proxy is that you can click the little headphone icon next to the video title and it switches to audio-only. But for posterity/reference the direct YouTube link is this.]