BigBarn has teamed up with Secret Seed Society to promote the BIG Bean competition to get kids growing and eating fresh veg for a healthier happier life.
All you have to do is be 12 and under, or team up with someone who is, and grow a big runner bean. Big beanz mean prizes.
To get you started, you can even get a free runner bean seed from participating Farm Shops and delis on the BigBarn map. Simply type in your post code and look for icons with a rosette.
If by chance your local shop is not flagged and would like to join the promotion please tell them to call us to opt in.
Or if the shop marked knows nothing about BIG beans please tell them why they should rush out and get some bean seeds!
Like our Crop for the Shop initiative we hope the BIG Bean competition will get kids interested in fresh food and cooking. And realise that fresh runner beans are tasty and not stringy like the week old overcooked beans kids taste and reject along with most other vegetables.
The competition will be promoted country wide and be a great way to raise awareness to growing veg. We hope it will help local shops attract new customers and make them regulars, especially if they encourage locals to grow veg, Crop for the Shop and become the centre of the local food community.
For more on how to grow a BIG bean and the competition click here Or to buy old varieties of seed grown for flavour rather than shelf life click here.
Our friends at Pipers Crisps sponsor our monthly competition with a box of 40 X 40g packs of assorted crisps.
Pipers make great tasting, award winning potato crisps. Since 2007 all of their flavours have won Great Taste Awards. They source their flavours from named passionate producers who are nearly all on the BigBarn map. You will find each producer’s story on the back of each pack. Pipers are not in the major supermarkets. You will however, find them in over 1400 of the best outlets throughout the country.
Pipers are proper crisps, made from sliced potato then immediately fried in sunflower oil. The more common brands dry the potato slices first so that less power is required in the fry process. They have also only just stopped using palm oil, cheap and full of saturated fat, due to competitive pressure from brands like Pipers.
To win a box you can;
1. Simply look at your local food map on BigBarn and email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of anyone not on the map who you think should be. Or,
2. Do a two minute video of your favourite local producer or shop, add it to You Tube, and email email@example.com the link. To see an example of a video click here..
You will then be in a prize draw to be selected at the end of every month.