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Fresh pickings
13th June, 2018

Seasonal fruit and veg

Local citrus

When life gives you lemons! We have spray-free, juicy lemons from Carlingford but hurry they won’t last long!

These beautiful ‘Romanesco’ broccoli were a hit with shoppers.

New in the big little shop

Everco Bamboo straws 

4 pack includes cleaning brush. Sustainable and biodegradable. Made in Indonesia.

Green Essentials bamboo straw

Single straw that is package free. Bamboo, 100% BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free and lead-free.

Laughing Bird tea towels, aprons & bags

Locally printed and sewn on linen featuring Blue Mountains Flora, Fauna and scenes.

Nim Veda Organic Rosewater 

Food grade rosewater in a misting spray.

Featured product – LIP BALMS

Hurraw Vegan lip balms

Organic coconut, lime, Earl Gray, orange, grapefruit, green tea, chocolate, Moon (Blue chamomile vanilla), chai, black cherry (tinted). Made in USA.

Est Velvet lip balm

Nourishing olive oil, beeswax and honey, calendula oil and vitamin E. Made in Melbourne.

Weleda Everon lip balm

Nourishing and protecting with organic jojoba oil, shea butter, rose and beeswax.  Really great for wind burnt lips. Made in Germany.

Locally made lip balms

Nina’s Bees lip balm

Locally made, plastic free packaging. With Nina’s bees honey and beeswax, coconut and almond oils.

Wild Earth Luscious Lime lip balm

Locally made using Malfroy’s  beeswax, organic cocoa butter, fair trade shea butter calendula infused sunflower oil, and lime essential oil.

Clemence Ultimate Lips and Glamour Lips lip balm

Soothing, nourishing + protective. Anti-viral Lemon Myrtle may provide relief from cold sores. 100% certified organic ingredients. BPA free tube. No parabens, sodium lauryl, sulphate, petrochemicals, PEGs, artificial fragrances, nanoparticles or unnecessary ingredients. Glamour lips is tinted.

Green Living Cocoa Lip Balm Kit

Make your own kit! Includes everything you need to make your own. Currently out of stock so place an order with Alison Monday to Wednesday.

Out of stock

Melrose bulk shampoo code 947 – Supplier has discontinued.

Melrose bulk almond oil – Supplier has discontinued however we still sell this in 500ml bottles.

The price is right

We compared our prices with a local supermarket to bring you this price comparison for June 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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AUTUMN HARVEST PRICE COMPARISON
15th March, 2017

It’s autumn harvest season at the Co-op, and we have an abundance of gorgeous organic and local produce for you to feast on!

Our certified organic produce arrives fresh from the Sydney organic markets three days a week.  It’s surprisingly affordable too, as this comparison of the Co-op’s organic prices with those of two local supermarkets on 6th March shows:

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CO-OP FESTIVE SEASON
18th December, 2015

INSEASONNOW

BUY LOCALLY GROWN

DECEMBER
Cherries, raspberries, plums, coriander, globe artichokes, parsley, mint, sorrel, garlic, lime leaves and rocket.

FROM THE MARKET
Tomatoes, cherries, figs, watermelons, peaches, apricots, nectarines, honeydew melons, Ruby Red grapefruit, garlic, basil, beans, cucumber and cabbage.

PRICE COMPARISON: LOCAL VS MARKET
30th April, 2015

There are many reasons to choose to buy local fruits and vegetables: freshness, fewer food miles and the opportunity to support the local community are just a few.

The Co-op’s local produce has increased dramatically over the last few years. Our customers love to buy locally grown produce and more backyard growers have been growing for us. Some people have small orchards and sell us the delicious fruits of their harvest.

It seems that we are getting new consigners weekly at this busy harvest time of the year.

It is our policy that consignment fruits and vegetables are sold at a maximum of 10% below the certified organic fruits and vegetable price for that item. Prices can vary a lot over the season due to scarcity and gluts, and weather conditions can affect harvests too. The impacts of storms, fires and disease can push prices up. For example lemons are not available from Australian growers in summer and haven’t yet come down in price.

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KATOOMBA ORCHARD
10th March, 2015

Paul Herzog has been bringing Katoomba-grown fruit to the Co-op for over a decade, making him one of our original suppliers of local produce. It all began over thirty years ago when Paul bought his bush block, built himself a home, a greenhouse and sheds and began his gardening adventure by planting his first fruit trees.

 

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WHAT’S IN SEASON
9th March, 2015

March 2015
What a delicious transitional time of the year! Grab a tropical mango or pineapple from the organic stand, a local fig from Hazelbrook or a pear from Katoomba. One of the wonderful benefits of the local stand is the incredible freshness. It’s not unusual to find produce picked that very morning!

Paul Herzog's Shinsui Nashi Pears

 

 

 

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STOCK NEWS WITH MIKE P
8th February, 2015

As Summer quickly moves towards Autumn we are very fortunate at the Co-op to sell some wonderful local fruit. Crisp and crunchy apples and pears from Katoomba, Bilpin and Bathurst are arriving daily. Paul Herzog is bringing heritage apples, grown in Katoomba, such as Gravensteins (an old Dutch variety) and Eddy Hungerford has his popular Prima apples, certified organic from Bilpin. Also try the various local pears such as Nashi and Howell. With our expanded cool room storage we are now selling even crunchier and longer-lasting apples. Sam’s sensational Logan Brae Apple Juice will be back on the shelves  as soon as the new season apples have been picked and pressed.

 

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WHATS IN SEASON FEBRUARY 2015
6th February, 2015

From the Organic markets we have been receiving –

  • pineapples
  • paw paw
  • mangoes
  • peaches
  • plums
  • nectarines
  • valencia oranges
  • english spinach
  • beans
  • zucchinis
  • squash
  • pumpkins

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WHATS IN SEASON
3rd December, 2014

Stone fruit has officially arrived and there are predictions of a bumper cherry season.

 

We now have

 

  • peaches
  • nectarines
  • cherries
  • apricots
  • mangoes
  • strawberries
  • avocados
  • limes
  • radish
  • sweet potato
  • garlic
  • basil

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