We love to shop locally and encourage GFC members to do the same. But it’s not always easy. It can be especially hard if you have a busy career, look after young kids or work out of town. Despite our best intentions, we sometimes end up back at the big supermarkets.
For Bristolians, Good Sixty could well be the answer! They can now order collection and delivery of high quality food and drink from their local, independent shops through this stunning website. There are more than 50 retailers listed already, covering everything from artisan producers, cafes, delis, brewers, butchers, bakers and greengrocers.
We tried Good Sixty for ourselves a few weeks ago and loved the simplicity of the website – as easy as placing an order on any mainstream supermarket website. Simply search by category, map or delivery. We chose to click and collect from Radford Mill Farm Shop. The order was easy to place and collection was arranged for a few days later. It was ready for us when we arrived and took a fraction of the time it would have done to pick out the vegetables separately and pay for them in store.
This is a great way to help support your local independents when time is short or you just don’t have time to trawl between different retailers along the high street. Every pound spent in your local independent shop has a 60% greater benefit to your local community than if you shop at a big supermarket. So, you can see why these guys call themselves Good Sixty.
We love what Good Sixty are doing and think you will too!
By Alex Ryder, Bristol editor