Buy Local Produce

There are many ways to back British farming and one of the easiest ways to do so is to buy locally produced food. Buying British food means you are supporting local hard-working farmers that have produced high-quality food to world-leading safety and welfare standards.

The resources below can help you identify local, independent, and national businesses to help you #BackBritishFarming.

Discover local food through BigBarn

Over the last few years, it has been so great to see so many people turning their focus to supporting great local businesses.

BigBarn is the UK’s number one local food website aiming to promote local food producers and independent retailers. Its mission is to reverse the anti-social trend of mass production food by reconnecting consumers with their local producers, direct, or through local retailers, and encourage local trade. To achieve this, they have created a map of over 8,800 outlets that sell the freshest, locally produced food and drink in your area. Check out the map below and if you wanted to learn more about BigBarn, click below.

Visit the BigBarn website

Other ways to find local producers

Baker Direct

Baker Direct helps households locate and connect with local bakeries that offer a home delivery service. For England, Scotland and Wales, simply search by postcode and find your nearest baker.

The Cheese Tasting Company

The Cheese Tasting Company has created an extensive list of independent cheese shops and cheesemongers across the UK from which you can buy directly from them.

Farming UK

The Farming UK website features a large directory of Farm Shops up and down the UK alongside the latest news from British agriculture.

Harvest Bundle

Harvest Bundle is an online farmers market sourcing high-quality produce from high-quality farms and fisheries around the UK.

NFU Online

The NFU has a number of fantastic resources including their handy supermarket guides showing which supermarkets source British meat, vegetables, dairy, eggs and baking ingredients, making it easier for you to buy British next time you are at the supermarket.

Open Food Network UK

The Open Food Network website features a map of local producers and allows farmers to sell produce online, at a price that works for them.

Soil Association

The Soil Association established the UK’s largest organic certification body. Their website helps you locate local, independent organic retailers across the UK along with tips on how to buy organic produce.


Sustain is a powerful alliance of organisations and communities working together for a better system of food, farming and fishing. Their website features a list of national and local directories to help you buy local food as well as an extensive database of businesses that offer home delivery across London and the rest of the UK.

Additional resources


Hubbub coordinates the world’s largest Community Fridge Network of over 150 fridges where everyone can share surplus food, including donations from local food businesses, producers, households and gardens in an effort to reduce food waste.


LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming. They have a range of educational resources on their website which you can find below.

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. They have great resources including their A-Z of food storage to help you make the most of your British produce.


Olio is an app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away.

Red Tractor

The Red Tractor logo is only found on British food and drink products that have been certified to rigorous standards from farms to pack. Learn more about what the standards mean and where you can find Red Tractor assured products.