We're entering The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018 under the flag of the Better Food Traders (BFTs) for best independent retailer. In conjunction with our cooperative vegetable schemes - Crop Drop, Local Greens & Growing Communities - we set up the Better Food Traders (BFTs) BFT network in 2015 to bring together like-minded retailers that were doing things differently. The way food is traded makes a huge impact on how ethically and ecologically it can be farmed, processed and transported. The BFT's come in the form of veg box schemes, farmers markets and community-owned shops set up specifically to provide a farmer-friendly way for people to buy their food that doesn't exploit people or planet. Sounds like common-sense to us, yet such thinking is revolutionary in our food system. Wouldn't it be awesome if our group of radical retailers got some national recognition?
How to vote:
Visit The Observer, scroll down to Best Independent Retailer,
Select "Expand" and enter in the following details:
Retailer Name: Better Food Traders
Voting closes 22 June at 5pm