bigbarn_logo_bigWhen it comes to shopping, buying local produce is not only cheaper and tastier, but it’s also a whole lot better for the environment.

And, with so much delicious local food and drink on our doorsteps, there’s really no excuse not to change the way we shop, which is exactly what www.bigbarn.co.uk has been championing for over 14 years.

The brainchild of Anthony Davison, a farmer, who felt his family weren’t getting a fair deal on their produce, www.bigbarn.co.uk aims to connect consumers with small producers and retailers via its interactive food map, where they can search for local businesses in their area who provide delicious food and drink, thereby encouraging them to shop locally, rather than at the supermarket.

Bringing together delis, butchers, bakers, farm shops, producers and grocers all under one virtual roof, www.bigbarn.co.uk allows consumers to search for local food online and even purchase through its marketplace.

There are thousands of businesses listed, along with hundreds of products for sale through its marketplace, so there’s really no reason not to give it a try. “Many people always use the excuse that shopping locally takes too long, however with www.bigbarn.co.uk their shopping is just a click away,” explains Anthony. “The aim of BigBarn is to give consumers an alternative to the supermarkets. We’ve created a system which they can navigate easily and discover delicious local produce all in one place. Our food map is designed to make buying local food as easy as pushing a trolley around the supermarket,” he adds.

With local and seasonal produce in abundance in most delis and farm shops, delicious game will be at the top of the list as the season commences this month. Butchers shops are the perfect place to discover high quality local game and you’ll be able to glean tips and advice from the butcher on how best to prepare and cook your game. Or, why not search online at www.bigbarn.co.uk to find a supplier who can deliver fresh, local game direct to your door?

So, if you’re looking to eat more local food and reduce the number of food miles associated with your shopping, then BigBarn is a brilliant place to start. Simply log onto www.bigbarn.co.uk, tap in your postcode and discover hundreds of food and drink businesses close to your home.