FRESH PRODUCE – AUTUMN 2018

Monthly Archives: February 2018

FRESH PRODUCE – AUTUMN 2018
28th February, 2018

Late summer and autumn is a time of bounty: the local stand is overflowing with chemical-free fruit and veg from local growers; and from the organic markets, the late summer fruit sits alongside its new season cousins.

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SUSANNE RIX: GROWING FOOD FOR SUSTAINABILITY
27th February, 2018

Co-op member Susanne Rix is a passionate advocate for food growing and sustainability and the creator the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival and Trail on the weekend of 3–4 March.

Susanne has been growing food since she got her first little garden and began reading about permaculture in the 1970s.

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FESTIVAL EVENTS: GROWING FOOD FOR CHANGE
27th February, 2018

Image: Overgrowing the System panelist Emmanuela Prigioni and chef Cherry Moon in the Lyttleton edible garden.

We live in uncertain times, but one thing we know for sure is that we all need to eat!

Another thing we know is that a food system that includes local, regenerative agriculture means greater food security, a healthier environment and climate, and a stronger local economy.

So, what is the vision for local food security and how are Blue Mountains residents working towards this?

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GROWING TIPS: WHY I GROW MY OWN FOOD
27th February, 2018

I first became interested and concerned about the sustainability of the food systems that feed us as a student of Political Science and Environmental Studies at UNSW many years ago.

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STOCK NEWS – AUTUMN 2018
27th February, 2018

What’s new, back in stock, out of stock and discontinued in the Main Shop…

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LITTLE SHOP NEWS – AUTUMN 2018
27th February, 2018

What’s new and interesting, and back in stock, in the Little Shop…

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NOURISHING FAMILIES AT NORTH KATOOMBA HUB
27th February, 2018

Nourishing Families – making sauerkraut with  Danielle O’Donoghue at the North Katoomba Community Hub play group.

In 2017 the Co-op ran a pilot wholefood cooking and nutrition program, Nourishing Families, in partnership with Connect Child and Family Services, for parents and carers of children aged 0–5 at their North Katoomba Community Hub Play and Chat supported playgroup.

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SONYA JOINS WELLNESS WEDNESDAY
27th February, 2018

Introducing Sonya Servine, the latest addition to the Wellness Wednesday team. You may recognise Sonya as the Co-op’s fresh produce and local consignment coordinator.

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COMMUNITY DONATIONS
27th February, 2018

As a not-for-profit community-owned and managed co-op, one of our core values is social responsibility. One of the ways we contribute to our community is by donating around ten per cent of our surplus to support local food related and social justice projects every year.

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GROW YOUR OWN – MARCH 2018
13th February, 2018

Our March Grow Your Own workshop is a great way to immerse yourself in hands-on food growing before heading off on the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Trail on 3-4 March.

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