MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

Category Archives: Smarter Shopping at the Co-op

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
12th December, 2017

We want to make your shopping experience at the Co-op as safe and smooth as possible.

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PREPERATIONS FOR A WEEK OF WHOLENESS
18th November, 2015

Tips from a passionate Co-op shopper –

I’m a self-confessed queen of preparation: it’s in my bones. I fondly recall Sunday as baking day when growing up: Mum would churn out an array of biscuits, pastries and cakes all lovingly crafted for us kids to munch on through the week, as well as a roast and veggies that would be extended into sandwiches and soups with nothing going to waste.

Amanda's food from the Co-op

 

I’ve followed Mum, although my cooking has been of the vegan kind for the past 18 years and much of my food prep is raw veggies. Regardless of our eating choices, preparation of whole food benefits our diet, lifestyle and family life.

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BULK SEEDS
1st August, 2015

Rob Lawrence is a Co-op member and a volunteer at the Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens. He is interested in getting the most out of the food we eat and here he writes for us about  using our bulk seeds for planting purposes.

Coriander seeds - a great option for planting

We all love food! It brings us together. Our emotions and memories, our whole lives, are punctuated by the food we eat. What brings us all together at the Food Co-op is our passion for ethical, healthy food, but our bodies need so much more than food. They need the nourishment that can only come from growing our own food.

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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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PRICE COMPARISON:
6th February, 2015

Comparing a $40 spend at the Co-op –

As an alternative to our tradition of comparing our prices with other outlets, we thought we would compare price structures within our very own shop. We have 3 price structures at the Co-op –

non members

members – 10% off non member prices

and volunteers – 20 % off members prices (up to $250 for 4 hours work within the shop).

$40 Fruit and Vegetable shop Early February 2015 for a Non Member

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