We’re pleased to announce that Good Sixty launched this week! It offers the people of Bristol an on-demand marketplace where they can ‘buy local’ from the comfort of their homes that both saves time and benefits the community.

We’re all foodies here and highly value the variety of independent shops and good restaurants nearby very highly. It’s so nice to be able to pop down the road and buy a loaf that’s been baked that morning in the bakery up the road or grab a decent and tasty lunch from a cool new place in the centre of town.

Locality and community are an important facet of city life in Bristol (Alice from the Bristol Food Tour writes a good article about it all here). Whether you usually frequent Gloucester Road or maybe North Street in Bedminster, you know there’s an abundance of good produce on offer. Not to mention the numerous foodie markets that take place throughout the week – Bristol EATS at Temple Quay is one of my usual haunts, as well as the Harbourside Market on weekends.

Image of an old-fashioned kettle, a cup of tea, a book and a plate of pancakes with blueberries

With this in mind, we’ve partnered with Good Sixty to create a simple and robust platform for the growing community of conscientious shoppers. With a focus on sustainability, it’s an ethical service that offers convenience for busy people, as well as championing local suppliers and giving the community a boost.

“Our vision is to enable independent food retailers and producers to thrive online. We showcase their brilliant businesses and help sell their fantastic produce fairly in a local community marketplace.”

The idea behind Good Sixty is to help customers discover hidden gems near where they live: micro-producers, world renowned specialists and the best independent retailers on the high street. Some of these include Psychopomp Micro Distillery, Reg the Veg, At The Well Cafe/Launderette and The Mall Deli, with others from categories including greengrocers, butchers, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and farm shops.

The aim is to create a 60% greater benefit for the community, hence the name, Good Sixty. According to research published by the Centre for Local Economic Studies, every pound (£) you spend with an independent store, cafe or producer has a 60% greater benefit for the community than what you spend with a large supermarket. It literally pays to ‘shop local’.

So whether you’re planning a party, a picnic as part of a day out or simply your weekly shop, you can now buy your groceries through a service that you know is helping to support local businesses and promote your community. Some of the retailers will even deliver to your door, which is even better!

Have a look at the clip below to see how it all works: