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Big Beans Meanz Prizes

BigBarn has teamed up with Secret Seed Society to promote the BIG Bean competition to get kids growing and eating fresh veg for a healthier happier life.

All you have to do is be 12 and under, or team up with someone who is, and grow a big runner bean. Big beanz mean prizes.

To get you started, you can even get a free runner bean seed from participating Farm Shops and delis on the BigBarn map. Simply type in your post code and look for icons with a rosette.
If by chance your local shop is not flagged and would like to join the promotion please tell them to call us to opt in.

Or if the shop marked knows nothing about BIG beans please tell them why they should rush out and get some bean seeds!

Like our Crop for the Shop initiative we hope the BIG Bean competition will get kids interested in fresh food and cooking. And realise that fresh runner beans are tasty and not stringy like the week old overcooked beans kids taste and reject along with most other vegetables.

The competition will be promoted country wide and be a great way to raise awareness to growing veg. We hope it will help local shops attract new customers and make them regulars, especially if they encourage locals to grow veg, Crop for the Shop and become the centre of the local food community.

For more on how to grow a BIG bean and the competition click here Or to buy old varieties of seed grown for flavour rather than shelf life click here.

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