Support your local independent traders

Local trade needs your support – if you live where you have easy access to local trade and/or independent businesses, go out and show your support. Buying local doesn’t just provide support to the business itself, but adds your bit to the climate crisis and the local economy.

 

Farmers markets

A great way to support your local farmers – shop here for locally reared meats and organic fruit and vegetables, amongst other things.

14 of Gloucestershire’s finest farmers markets

Local food outlets

Discover local food outlets in your area on the Big Barn website. You can search by postcode or place name, and the site has a map of a wide range of local food outlets: farm shops, farmers markets, delicatessens, independent shops, and community supported farms.

Farm shops

There are a number of farm shops in Gloucestershire. Find your nearest one here.

Sign up to a veg/fruit box scheme

Get a veg/fruit box delivered each week. Choose the size you want and your preferences, and you’ll have a box of locally grown organic food delivered to your door.

Benefits include:

  • Supporting local, organic farmers in their sound husbandry of the land, and encouraging greater organic production in this region.
  • Stimulating the local economy.#
  • Minimizing the environmental impact caused by excessive food distribution & packaging.

Slipstream Organics deliver to homes in Gloucestershire – check out their website.