Oakesy’s Greengrocers have joined the line-up of independent traders offering a home delivery service via Good Sixty at the Five Valleys Market in Stroud – bringing traditional and exotic fruits, green vegetables, salad items, roots and potatoes, spices and fresh herbs to the online shop.
Good Sixty, a Bristol-based startup launched in 2016 and helps independent food retailers and producers sell online. Good Sixty is now aiming to increase its revenues to £1.2 million by the end of next year.
Local shoppers can now complete their weekly essential food shopping of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, dairy produce, bread and much more from a variety of market traders in one simple check out via the Good Sixty home delivery service.
Oakesy’s completes the offering of essential food traders at the market, along with the Artisan Baker, Pershore Seafood, Waghorne’s Butchers, Armadeli and Non Solo Pasta. The Lilypad Florist and Pieminister are also available to shop online via Five Valley’s Good Sixty page.
Good Sixty is a unique marketplace for conscientious customers to shop high quality independent food retailers and producers in one easy checkout. Their home delivery service in Stroud, available on Tuesdays and Saturdays, covers a five-mile radius from the Five Valleys Shopping Centre and all deliveries are made via zero-emissions electric vans.
Good Sixty Co-Founder, Chris Edwards, says: “Consumer demand for better, ethical, convenient food is at an all-time high and it has been proven time and again: shopping locally has a positive impact on our neighbourhoods, ploughing money back into the local economy and strengthening communities”.
Chris firmly believes that Stroud has an appetite for sustainable shopping opportunities. He says, “I’m amazed by the amount of great independent producers in Five Valleys Market, including the brilliant Oakesy’s Greengrocers who we are delighted to have on board.
“I know many residents want to ‘shop local’ but simply don’t have the time to shop from each retailer separately or hunt out local, specialist producers. Good Sixty is the answer, allowing people to browse and buy from Five Valleys’ best indies in one place, at their convenience, in every sense of the word”
The Five Valleys Market officially opened in July 2020, bringing the areas very best artisan traders under one roof. Five Valleys partnered with Good Sixty in November 2020 as a response to increased demand for online shopping and home deliveries.
Centre Manager of Five Valleys, Dionne Moore said: “Good Sixty are an incredible online platform to work with, they make it really simple to shop high quality, local traders from the comfort of your own home whilst caring for the environment!
“Now Oakesy’s have joined the trader line-up online, our shoppers can now do their weekly grocery shopping at the Five Valleys market, supporting independent traders as opposed to large supermarket chains”.