Buy local, seasonal, organic food | Support Bristol's economy
Buying locally produced, seasonal, organic food is a great way to support Bristol's independent businesses and its economy.
Buying food from local suppliers and having it delivered, means we get tastier and fresher food without clocking up the food miles (i.e. the food is transported less than if we went to pick it up in a vehicle).
The COVID-19 lockdown saw growing numbers of Bristolians supporting each other, and helping to make Bristol more food resilient in the process. Bristol Food Union typifys this, it was launched to ensure that the city of Bristol stays fed during the pandemic. Watch the Bristol Food Union video to see how they've risen to the challenge.
By reaping the personal benefits of shopping locally, we are supporting Bristol's independent businesses and its economy. And if you buy organic, you're watching out for the welfare of animals, ecology, and fair working conditions too.
If all of us shop locally, we can help influence large manufacturers and retailers, and encourage them to make changes for good. Every single purchase you make can have a big impact on your local community. Whether it's buying a veg box, going to the local market, or supporting sustainable farming and fishing, your decision is being felt.