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First criticism - I have to create an account with you guys to see if there is anything of interest to me in my part of the UK.

Any chance of finding some way of indicating the density of local suppliers before I sign up?

I would prefer to use OpenID or OpenAuth to creating yet another username and password combination plus I have no way of telling if you will keep them secure.

Came here to say the same thing - I want to see what's local to me first without having to sign up.

Also, living in a village in West Sussex, I have a selection of local farm shops and independent butchers within a 4 mile radius so I am not sure what I'd get out of this service - and since I can't see without giving up my personal details, it looks like I'll never know.

I think you've hit the nail on the head here. So many people here in the UK live within a few miles of some amazing independent food producers but use them rarely, if ever. That's the problem we want to solve.

We're definitely going to tighten up the message on the site to clarify why we think people should join – thanks for the feedback.

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