What is Food Shed?
"Food Shed is not a sales company, a deli, or even an online shop."We are a marketplace, made up of separate, independent shopfronts. If you order something on Food Shed, that order will be placed directly with the producer.
The aim of Food Shed is to bring local food producers and buyers together under one roof. This makes it easier to find local, artisanal food, and buy direct from the producer. Buyers will know exactly where their food is coming from, and with no middleman, producers can command a worthy price for their goods
Food Shed is a Local Food Directory, helping you to buy or sell Good Food.
How do I use Food Shed to find food?
Use the map to find producers in your area, or search for specific items using the search bar at the top of the page. If you are looking for specialist items such as gluten-free or organic, the ‘More Options’ tab will allow you to narrow your search.
When you have located producers selling the items you are looking for, visit each producer’s independent shop. Here you can find out more about the producer and the items they are selling. Remember to check their distribution methods to see if they offer deliveries, or if you will need to collect your order. Payment is made direct to the producer, and not via this website.
Why use Food Shed?
As people become more interested in knowing where our food comes from, Food Shed provides the perfect platform for buyers to connect directly with producers.
Our guiding principle is to build local food economies, and support independent food producers. Our name is a play on the term ‘foodshed’, which describes the flow of food. Scaling-back foodsheds from the global scale to a regional or local scale reduces food miles, increases food education in children and improves agricultural diversity to make farming communities more sustainable.
We also promote more sustainable foods, by requesting that all producers adhere to our Producers Charter. Put simply, consumers have a free and simple way of supporting local producers and decreasing the environmental impacts of food production.
Interested to have a shopfront?
For more information, or to register, click here.