Welcome to the Bude for Food Assembly, the new sustainable 'click and collect' farmer's market exclusively for local food and the Best British Food Initiative at the BBC Food & Farming Awards.
Every week you'll find great products direct from brilliant local farmers, growers, fishermen and producers, which you can buy at the click of a mouse. Vegetables, fruit, bread, milk, butter, cream, yogurt, cheese, meat, pate, fresh fish, eggs, pasties, pies, cakes, chocolate, honey, jam, sauces, apple juice, beer, wine and much more - you can find it all right here at the Bude for Food Assembly.
All you have to do now is to join the Bude for Food Assembly by registering here and then just click the 'Choose the products' button and see what we have for you this week. Choose your items, pay by debit or credit card and collect your shopping on Wednesday 5-6pm. You can also have your shopping delivered to your home (see the 'crafts' section). If you live some distance away from Bude you may wish to join a group of members from your area on the facebook page ( facebook.com/BudeFo.. and see the 'upcoming events' ) and share the weekly collection to save time and limit total food miles.
Currently we have 20 producers registered, plus another 20+ local suppliers, over 40 in total, offering over 400 different products, all local mostly within about 20 miles of Bude, many organic, all fresh and supplied to you direct by the producers often at below supermarket prices. More producers are in the process of registering and will no doubt soon feature on the Assembly. And all of them retain much more of the money that you pay for your food than via any other route to the market. Its a win - win system, good for our local farmers and producers and good for our members, as well as for the whole local economy.
The more customers are register the more successful the whole scheme will be, so do please tell your friends, Follow the Bude for Food Assembly on Twitter (@TNCFoodAssembly) and Facebook ( facebook.com/BudeFo.. ) and 'like', share, retweet and publicize the scheme any way you can so that we can start to replace part of shopping at the exploitative supermarkets with buying direct from local producers in a very convenient way and keep the cash circulating in the local economy rather then having it disappear in big business profits and bonuses. I will also be happy to give a short presentation to any local group on how it all works and what the benefits are, just let me know.
There is no fee to pay and no commitment to buy. Buy as much or as little as you wish, but do buy something at least to test the system. That's the way to make a difference.
Thank you so much for your support
Paul, your host
Bude for Food Assembly
Best Food Initiative in Britain, BBC Food & Farming Awards 2015
Why join The Food Assembly?
Eat the most delicious and freshest food in your area. Locally sourced and more transparent, the average distance of food travelled is only 28 miles!
No commitment to buy and joining is free. Sharing recipes and cooking tips with your neighbours is just an extra bonus.
Our food producers are passionate about growing and making your food, that's why we pay them over 80% for their work, in comparison to 20-50% from supermarkets.
We are about real people and real food: when you pick up your order, you get to connect with your community and food in a healthier way.