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BigBarn has just unveiled a brand new, free, app designed to help people find better, fresh, seasonal, food, sometimes FREE, all at the click of their smartphone.
The new App builds on BigBarn’s mission to build a social, local, food industry as an alternative to the anti-social national one. The App makes buying local food easier and communicates the benefits of shopping locally, (price, freshness, quality) via a median readily available to everyone, their phone!
Users can find, buy, and cook, food and drink from the 7,000+ (and growing) producers and retailers listed as icons on the BigBarn local food map.
The App also notifies users when a discount, deal, or free food is available to help them keep their shopping bills low. It allows them to search for local retailers or place orders through the BigBarn marketplace making local shopping quick and simple.
BigBarn aims to reconnect people with where their food comes from and to prove that there are better places to shop than the supermarkets. The new interactive app is an extension of this objective and is constantly growing as more producers and consumers join the service, communicate and trade.
11 reasons to Download the BigBarn App:
1. Find you local food & drink producers/retailers/markets from the 7,000 listed nationwide
2. See pictures, offers, text, contact details and in many cases online shops and videos
3. Buy online from 555+ artisan producers and retailers who have set up shops in the BigBarn MarketPlace
4. Set up an account and pay securely and quickly like Amazon
5. Find national and local special offers and Deal of the day by ‘opting in’ for notifications
6. Find outlets flagged with a Carrot who will sell your home grown produce
7. Join the BigBarn Loyalty scheme where users are rewarded for purchases or adding content to the website and APP
8. Find a text or video recipe to make the best of your locally sourced food
9. Add a video recipe to BigBarn and perhaps become the next famous chef!
10. Add recommendations for new icons on the map and get loyalty points
11. Read and search food & drink blogs
BigBarn has been helping build the local food industry for 15 years. The App is the latest initiative, and the modern way, to reconnect us with real local food.
The more local food we buy the better, and more sustainable, our food will become. So please download the App and tell your friends how they can also get it, benefit from shopping locally, and help build your local food system.