The Food and drink search engine

"Like Google, but for carrots and things"

Finding responsibly sourced produce shouldn't have to be a hassle. FoodTrade helps you find your nearest producer, and their nearest stockist. FoodTrade takes the hassle out of sourcing & selling.

Why isn't selling as easy as tweeting?

Oh.. wait.. it is!

You're busy and don't want to spend ages online updating websites. We get it. So just tweet @foodtradeHQ and we'll spread the word.

And from later this year you'll be able to add a price and accept direct payments, too.

Already seen enough? Sign up is Free and premium plans start at just £45 per year.

vouch = Social selling

Let your customers help you go further

Nothing sells your produce like other people talking about it. Vouching for produce helps everyone chamption great food to their social networks.

If you've got it,
flaunt it.

Showcase your stockists and suppliers.

The food system of the 21st century is about trust, responsibility, and resilience. That's why FoodTrade makes it easy to showcase your trade partners, connect with the best people for the job, and trade with a diverse range of people.

The sustainable alternative to the UK’s food network — Together [small companies] are able to enjoy the same advantages as big agri-business.
Photo credit: Kirsty Morris

Let's do more with the food system.

Healthy people, healthy planet, healthy economy.

The time is ripe for a renaissance in the food system. The unintended consequences of supermarkets and 'big ag' on the health and environment are too big to ignore; and the benefits of a better system are more obvious than ever. We give you the information you need to work together to save costs and improve quality.

Numerous industries have been radically transformed by ‘disruptive technology’, but to date there has been little technology innovation in the grocery industry which can be considered truly disruptive. That may all be about to change...
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Connecting you to better, directly

We don't want a cut of your sales

We work like a dating site, giving you a profile to look good, and then help you connect directly to the people you want to talk to.

Photo credit: Peter Santos

Online, on the farm, in the kitchen, on the road

We're with you every step of the way

FoodTrade is as easy as a status update, whether you're tweeting from the polytunnel, or busy in the kitchens whilst spotting a great deal on surplus fruit. Optimised for mobile and tablets it's perfect for any scale of business, anywhere.

we all want better food

Share what you know so that others can benefit

FoodTrade invites you to add what foods are sold where, and who trade what with who, so that we can all make smarter decisions for a fairer, better food system.

The ‘dating site for food’, connects food producers with local businesses to foster communities and help small farms exist whilst in competition with the big supermarkets.
You made it this far, it would seem silly not to sign up now »
"There is currently no other mechanism that provides us with this information - which will greatly increase our data on local Fairtrade providers, and therefore our capacity to increase sales of Fairtrade products."
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Make it easy to find your members' produce

Instantly search all produce from all your members

Nothing helps sell your produce like other people talking about it, FoodTrade encourages users to find, vouch for, and share your members' produce. It's 2014, social selling is where it's at.

Demonstrate your impact

Map your members, and where they trade

The food system of the 21st century is about trust, responsibility, and resilience. That's why FoodTrade makes it easy to showcase your trade partners, connect with the best people for the job, and trade with a diverse range of people.

Numerous industries have been radically transformed by ‘disruptive technology’, but to date there has been little technology innovation in the grocery industry which can be considered truly disruptive. That may all be about to change…
Photo credit: Kirsty Morris

Like Google, but for carrots and things

Be right there in the search

We want to help more of us buy great produce from great people. And that means certifiers, groups, campaigns, and .. everyone! We want you to be right there in the search when people are making decisions about who to but from.

Eventually, everything connects

Or.. at least we hope so.

We connect you directly to the people you need to talk to, never getting in the way for a second. (We'd say something about getting it straight from the horse's mouth, but we wouldn't want to rub it in...)

The sustainable alternative to the UK’s food network — Together [small companies] are able to enjoy the same advantages as big agri-business.
Photo credit: Kirsty Morris
Photo credit: Peter Santos

Online, on the farm, in the kitchen, on the road

We're with you every step of the way

Using FoodTrade is as easy as a status update, so whether your members are tweeting from the polytunnel, or busy in the kitchens whilst spotting a great deal on surplus fruit, it's perfect for any scale of business, anywhere.

Don't forget to see everything we can do for your trade and individual members.

Wiki..foodia?

Share what you know so that others can benefit

FoodTrade invites users to add what foods are sold where, and who trade what with who, so that we can all make smarter decisions for a fairer, better food system.

The ‘dating site for food’, connects food producers with local businesses to foster communities and help small farms exist whilst in competition with the big supermarkets.
The ‘dating site for food’, connects food producers with local businesses to foster communities and help small farms exist whilst in competition with the big supermarkets.

The real food search engine

Does for tummies what Google does for brains

Finding responsibly sourced produce shouldn't have to be a hassle. FoodTrade helps you find your nearest producer, and the people who stock their produce.

We take the hassle out of finding real food.

Find your nearest stockist

We show stockists and suppliers so you know what's what.

The food system of the 21st century is about trust, responsibility, and resilience. That's why FoodTrade makes it easy to find the foods you love, sold by the people you trust.

Already seen enough? Sign up now — it's free for individuals. Forever.

vouch for great food

Share great taste, support what you love

Everyone loves a bit of appreciation. Whether it's bacon from Park Farm, apple juice from Stream Farm, or pork belly from Poco, showing your appreciation makes it easier for great food to get on to more shelves and menus.

More jobs. More money in the local economy. More resilient supply chains. Better food. Less CO2... the answer is a social media platform that helps local people collaborate with local business.
Photo credit: Kirsty Morris

Let's map the food web

Share what you know so that others can benefit

FoodTrade invites users to add what foods are sold where, and who trade what with who, so that we can all make smarter decisions for a fairer, better food system.

Connecting you to better

Think of us like a dating site.

We connect you directly to the people you want to talk to, never getting in the way for a second. (We'd say something about getting it straight from the horse's mouth, but we wouldn't want to rub it in...)

Local food is about getting the freshest and best tasting food. It’s also also about connecting to and strengthening your community. The more that you buy locally, the more you contribute to the health of your local economy. Anna Lappé
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You made it this far, it would seem silly not to sign up now »

1. Tweet us your surplus

You're busy and don't want to spend ages online updating websites or making calls. So just tweet @foodtradeHQ including '#surplus' and we'll spread the word.

2. We'll match you to local projects & businesses

We're building a database of who can use what, where. And it's not just community projects who can use surplus. Startup businesses can turn surplus into livelihoods and healthy food, too.

You can: - say who you're working with - tweet in requests, Or responded to local opportunities - engage new members and businesses - subscribe for updates (actually that's coming soon) - put yourself on the map with a profile

3. In real time, brilliantly

And because it's connected to the rest of the FoodTrade database for real-time food trading, we can help streamline logistics, distribute large volumes between many people, and unlock more potential.

Numerous industries have been radically transformed by ‘disruptive technology’, but to date there has been little technology innovation in the grocery industry which can be considered truly disruptive. That may all be about to change…
You're obviously interested. You should definitely sign up now »
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