A new local alternative to the supermarket basket that supports the local independents.
No matter what our best intentions to shop local and support independent retailers, it can be difficult, particularly if you work full time. You can’t get out to the shops, or you just don’t likespending your free time shopping, AND for many people the convenience of home delivery from a supermarket, ordered online really helps!
But… Luke Osborne, the man behind Sauced Here, is making online local shopping just as easy.
The idea is simple. Sauced Here does exactly what the supermarkets do. It enables you to do your grocery shopping online, delivers it to your door AND all the products are sourced locally, supporting independent retailers.
They’re currently selling products from over 40 different local businesses under the virtual Sauced Here roof.
And it’s not just food – they promote and sell local experience days, gardening supplies, health and beauty products, pet products etc. Not only can you get great produce from the small purveyors, but you can also get large brand names, a can of Coca Cola for instance, but it’s sourced from the a village shop in the Peak District!
Sauced Here is based in Ashford-in-the-Water and already works with Chesterfield businesses, Teresa Lambarelli of Chatsworth Road supplying pasta sauces, Adams Happy Hens supplying eggs etc and I’m sure there will be new suppliers added to Luke’s inventory as time progresses.
Luke reiterates “There are over 1250 products now online all of which can be delivered to your door at a time you choose. The service offers a full basket of products hand sourced from the area’s top purveyors (including meats, milk, cheeses, fruit & veg, drinks, ready meals etc), all made available via one flexible delivery. Even items that are not produced here in the Peak District are purchased from the region’s village shops or alike.”
“The business explores many ways to coordinate bringing stock together for customers in the most efficient ways possible… great business sense but primarily reduces the miles your shopping travels and reduces the impact of your purchase.”
It’s good news for small food producers, giving them a new way to compete with the supermarkets and enabling you to get your products direct to customers. If you’re interested in selling your products on Sauced Here you can contact Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The idea came to us on a self-catering weekend away with friends. We ordered food from a supermarket” says Luke. “Only to kick ourselves later when we discovered all the amazing local food shops. The idea for Sauced Here was born! I was inspired to support the local businesses that were closing down, whilst I saw a fleet of supermarket delivery vehicles driving past.”
Remember last month’s article about the Fridge? Sauced Here is a fantastic antidote!
Delivering artisan quality, convenience and offering a responsible way of shopping that supports our community does incur overheads and some prices might be more than a conventional supermarket, but the feel-good factor and the wider economic advantages for keeping the money in the local economy are huge.
Luke is very keen to champion the Peak District and Derbyshire and his boxes are delivered to a growing number of holiday cottages around the area. “People tend to start with the basics, milk, bread, butter, as well as packs of meat for the barbecue – and beer” he explains, “but it’s not just the holiday makers we are looking to impress, we want to grow the customer base to include people using us as a viable option to the supermarkets.”
In the end it’s down to individual circumstances, economics and choices.
Sauced Here – Delivery
To use Sauced Here your basket must exceed £35 (excluding delivery). Delivery charges range from £3.99 to £6.99 at the busiest times. If you are using one of their click and collect stations, there is no charge for delivery except at peak times.
Sauced Here – Competition
If you like the sound of Sauced Here they are offering a 10% discount on your first three orders, you enter S40Local at the checkout.
And try them for free, courtesy of Luke. Drop a text to me at 07764 801080 or email to email@example.com – type Sauced Here with your details.
We’ll draw out a lucky winner for a great Sauced Here hamper worth over £30 (items include, a Large Bakewell Pudding, handmade chocolates from the “Truly Scrumptious Collection”, Wirksworth ground coffee, Peak District tea, Supreme Muesli from Caudwell’s Mill, a Teresa Lambarelli sauce and and some of Adam’s eggs!
You’ll need to get details to me by Sunday 17 December so we can get your hamper to you before Christmas!
Words: Paul Chapman