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Bigbarn Survey

As more small dairies go out of business, the threat of more mega dairies increases, and milk is cheaper than water in some shops, we ask:   

Would you rather pay £1/ltr delivered, for milk from grass fed cows from a local farm, than 70p/ltr at the supermarket for milk from a mega dairy.

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J.D Wombwell & Son

We sell fantastic home reared lamb and game in a box! Choose from a whole lamb or a half lamb, you can add also add game to the order.

Traditionally reared lamb fattened in conservation grade meadows which are rich in wild flowers and wild herbs or locally shot and dressed pheasant and partridge. Great, healthy, very tasty local meat.

All of our lamb is EBLEX quality standard so you know its good!!

The Swan Coffee Co.

At The Swan Coffee Company, we sell bags of coffee beans and ground coffee of the finest quality from all over the world and blend by hand to create great flavours. Our supplier produces all our products from raw in the UK and is fairtrade registered. They take great care in production and use traditional methods to taste and blend the very best coffee. For every bag we sell we give 2p to the Barefoot Foundation in Colombia, now part of UNICEF, to aid underprivileged children receive education.

Cocolo Chocolate

PREMIUM ORGANIC AND FAIRTRADE SWISS CHOCOLATE

The perfect blend of globally sourced ingredients from Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Paraguay and the Philippines; prepared with a deft touch from the best Swiss Chocolatiers, means we can deliver... mind bogglingly good chocolate. Pure, natural and well balanced.

Free from GMO and Soy Lecithin.

Please click on our website for more

 

Organo Gold Gourmet coffee

Special healthy coffee, chinese teas and hot chocolate.

Our coffee, hot chocolate & tea includes a special chinese herb to make it healthy and tastier.

The Chinese Her Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) is ancient King of Herbs Patented for centuries by the Royal family Chinese it is in the teas red & Green black tea, coffee Arabica, Latte Mocha and also Hot Chocolate.

The Country Garden Company

Flower growers and makers of infused vinegars and a growing range of syrups, jams, pickles and other condiments

We specialise in growing and selling beautiful garden flowers, foliage and herbs.

Our flower selection changes with the seasons evoking the natural charm of  a Scottish country garden.

We love flowers that are full of fragrance, natural colours and stunning textures. 

Please click on our website for more

Keep it simple cookery

KIS stands for Keep it Simple and is a BigBarn initiative to help more people enjoy great food and save money.

You can browse the videos to find recipes using cheaper,seasonal ingredients,or upload your own videos and become the next famous TV chef!

Seasonal Recipes

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BigBarn Blog

Roast Week: Week 40 of BigBarn’s Food & Drink weeks

29-10-2014

Sunday Best The centre-piece to a perfect Sunday, the roast dinner is a hard meal to beat and one that's definitely worth celebrating with the whole family.

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Interesting video: End the cage age

22-10-2014

Well done Compassion in World Farming for making this video. We need people to understand the food industry and take responsibility for their actions.

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British Food Fortnight: Week 39 of BigBarn’s Food & Drink Weeks

22-10-2014

It seems somehow wrong that there should be a specific fortnight devoted to supporting British food, after all, shouldn't we be doing that every day? Nevertheless, British Food Fortnight has been an annual event for over ten years, and it's fair to say we all still need a reminder to check our labels for the Union Jack before we buy. With every type of food so readily available all year round, it is easy to lose track of the seasons and come to expect that we'll be able to find everything from tomatoes and strawberries, to asparagus and broad beans on our shop shelves all year long.

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Beetroot Week: Week 38 of BigBarn’s food & Drink Weeks

12-10-2014

Beetroot wonder food. You can cleanse your liver, lower blood pressure, fight cancer with anti oxidants.

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Milk Week: Week 37 of BigBarn’s food & Drink Weeks

07-10-2014

Milk is regularly in the news as farmers complain about the low price they get and more dairies go out of business. Milk is a classic example of how the 'food industry' has commoditised a product and allowed middle men and retailers to take the lion's share of the retail price.

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Free Onions, near you?

01-10-2014

There is a glut of onions at the moment so farmers are getting about £20/tonne, 2p/kg for 'A' grade onions, the price for the same onions in the supermarkets range from 50-80p/kg, 30 times more! Some farmers are giving them away.

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Chicken Week: Week 36 of BigBarn’s Food & Drink Weeks

30-09-2014

The humble chicken. Without a doubt, it's the nation's favourite meat and we love it roasted, baked, poached, grilled, stir-fried, curried or glazed. We love it so much that most people seem to have forgotten about Jamie and Hugh raising awareness to the difference between free range and intensively reared.

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