Christmas is a time when we take a lot of care to prepare good meal, so it only makes sense that we should be taking as much care with sourcing our food. Local food will mean you are eating fresh food, in season, and supporting local suppliers. As they say in my “mother-land”: “Local is lekker*” (*lekker = lovely, nice, agreeable).

Big Barn has teamed up with the BBC Good Food magazine to reward you for shopping locally this Christmas with a coupon offer. You will find your coupon in December’s BBC Good Food, Olive or Vegetarian Christmas magazines, all of which go on sale at the beginning of November.

You are the front line of the local food movement! Sock it to the supermarkets this Christmas.

UPDATE: I’ve bought this magazine and the coupon is on page 29. Each local producer that is participating has their own offer that you check out on the BBC Good Food website.