This a digital twist to the traditional farmers market. The site LocalFoodshop.co.uk helps customers find locally produced food and drink.
The site says:
The aim for Localfoodshop is to help you to identify your local suppliers of quality, fresh, seasonal produce. You buy direct, keeping your money in the local economy and supporting local farmers and artisan producers.
At Localfoodshop, 93% of the sale value goes straight to the producer. Compare this to the supermarkets! And the remaining 7% supports the social enterprise which runs the site, re-investing any profits back into the local food sector.
This looks like another step in the right direction whereby people can find things locally and so help local commerce and reduce the burden on the environment…