Anthony Davidson is the fifth generation farmer who set up Big Barn eight years ago to help farmers get a better deal and consumers find better food. Big Barn is now the UK’s number one local food website, helping people find safe, accountable food from local sources. They are a community interest company committed to reversing the trend of the UK food industry towards the mass production of food and the control of the market by big businesses.
Many problems facing today’s food industry include small farms going out of business, decreasing access to fresh food, food being produced for shelf life and not flavour, too many additives in food being hidden behind a label and increased reliance on oil as specialist farms move away from mixed farming.
Big Barn reverses this trend by promoting local food producers and independent retailers through postcode specific maps accessed through the internet. It allows small, struggling, rural, producers to sell direct and get a better price. It also reduces food miles, increases food knowledge and education, as well as increasing agricultural diversity and boosting local rural economies to make those communities more sustainable.
Along with access to local food producers, Big Barn also offers recipes, blogs, forums and foody articles. Their partners include the Secret Seed Society, Incredible Edible, the Big Lunch, the Caravan Club and Delicious magazine.
For more details please visit http://www.bigbarn.co.uk/.