EASTER STOCK REPORT – APRIL 2017

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EASTER STOCK REPORT – APRIL 2017
11th April, 2017

Remember, an egg’s not just for Easter. Vigilant shoppers may have noticed some carob Easter eggs around the shop recently. We anticipate them being sold out before Easter, along with the seasonal Banjo Bear mini Easter eggs.

But sweet toothed shoppers will still find a plethora of products to tempt their taste buds.

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EGGS AT THE CO-OP
11th April, 2017

We are always striving to stock the best eggs available, and keep a regular supply of eggs for our members and customers. We currently stock free-range loose and boxed eggs from four different producers.

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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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WHERE ARE THE NUT BUTTER MACHINES?
15th March, 2017

Cries of dismay have been echoing around the Co-op recently, and the familiar hum and soft grinding noise have been absent. And everyone wants to know: where are the nut butter machines?

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STOCK NEWS FEBRUARY 2017
13th February, 2017

At the Co-op we love to sell your produce. We absolutely love locally grown and locally produced foods.

We love you when you come in the door with huge sacks of locally grown Russian garlic, which is better than anything we can get from the market. Thank you Borika from Mudgee for the garlic!

Borika's Russian garlic growin locally in Mudgee

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EGGS: LLANDILO FARM AND BEYOND
5th September, 2016

What is it like at Llandilo Egg Farm?

Rebecca Tyson visited the farm in 2016 wrote up her observations in this report.

Some hens dust bathing in the open paddock.

Chickens dust bathing in the open paddock

Within the ‘direct from the farm shop’, where the public can buy Llandilo’s barn-laid eggs (free-range eggs are not available at the shop), there is a viewing window into one of the barns.

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STOCK NEWS
22nd July, 2016

July stock

You win some, you lose some. It’s a constant struggle to juggle the dynamic demands of food retail! At the Co-op, we try to have a dependable supply of delightful, sustainable food. Every now and then we are affected by shortages. Currently it’s carrots: there are simply none to be had. Farmers have advised me that it may be a result of winter crop seeds rotting in the ground with heavy rains in Victoria. Hopefully the cheerful carrots will be back on the shelves by the time you read this newsletter. And finally, after weeks of absence the incredibly popular and immensely affordable bulk Rooibos is back in stock!

 

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LITTLE SHOP NEWS JULY
21st July, 2016

New Australian made, cruelty- and aluminium-free deodorants!

Fair trade brush ware and Elephant dung paper goods.

Co-op tea towels

We have two tea towel designs, great gifts for lovers of the Co-op!

Co-op tea towel

 

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GOOGY EGGS? FREE RANGE EGGS AT THE CO-OP
20th May, 2016

Recently we’ve been fielding quite a few questions about the eggs we stock at the Co-op, following the introduction of labelling standards for free range eggs. Our organic free range boxed eggs come from Ellerslie Farm, our free range boxed eggs come from Llandilo and the loose free range eggs from another small supplier, Barn House.

In March this year, consumer organisation CHOICE reported on the labeling decision taken in Australia for eggs sold in the shops. They note that ‘A meeting of state, territory and federal ministers decided that:

  • “Free-range” can mean eggs produced by hens stocked at up to 10,000 birds per hectare, not the maximum 1,500 per hectare that the CSIRO Model Code recommends.
  • Egg cartons will have to display stocking densities, but there’s no requirement for to chickens to actually go outside.’

We could be waiting 12 months for this information and labeling standard to be adopted. In the meantime, to check out the Co-op’s boxed eggs and see how they relate to the stocking densities, you can download a nifty new app from CHOICE, called CluckAR (for iPhone and Android). CHOICE say of their new app:

‘…with CluckAR, you can simply point your smartphone camera at a carton […] and get a clear picture of which brands are selling eggs from the most chilled-out, happy hens. And it’s powered by CHOICE’s unbiased, up-to-date research, so you can be sure you’re getting independent advice on which eggs are worth, well, shelling out for.’

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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LEGUMES OR PULSES – BY DANIELLE O’DONOGHUE
15th April, 2016

Danielle O’Donoghue, the Yummi Yogi, is qualified in nutrition, iridology and herbal medicine. Formerly a cook and founding partner of Manly’s One Earth Organic Café, Danielle now teaches yoga to kids and adults, works as an holistic health and wellness coach and runs a wholefood consulting business.
She holds monthly sessions at the Co-op where you can chat with her about your health and nutritional concerns (second Wednesday of the month 10 am–12 pm) and runs monthly food demos (third Wednesday of the month 10 am–12 pm).
On 20 April, her food demo will focus on legumes and she is making delicious Sprouted lentil patties.

Lovely Legumes

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