WINTER LOCAL PRODUCE 2013

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WINTER LOCAL PRODUCE 2013
17th August, 2013

 

Growing can certainly slow down in the chillier months of the year in the Blue Mountains. But don’t forget to keep your eyes on the local shelves for the rare treats.  It’s been a fantastic citrus season. Greens are slow, but still turn up. So what is in season and what has been spotted on the local rack?

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NEW PRODUCTS IN AT THE CO-OP!
7th August, 2013

We’re excited at the Co-op to bring you new products that will help you tread lightly on the Earth not only in what you eat, but also in your home.

 

Keep an eye out in store for these fantastic new products & drop us a line to let us know what you think!

Bamboo toothbrushes

Beautiful brush ware – dish brushes, bottle brushes, veggie brushes

Bags from Apple Green Duck

Handmade olive oil soaps

Bokashi Composting Buckets and Mix

Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Australian Freekeh (green cracked wheat)

Tamarind Syrup

Pomegranate Molasses

Smoked Paprika

Egyptian Dukkah

Black glutinous rice

Rose water

There are also some wonderful products that are locally produced –

Blue M food co. jams and chutneys

Smoked almonds

Straining muslin – for making cheese, nut and soy milks.

Kurrajong Kitchen Lavosh

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU LOOKNG TO BUY FRESH LOCALLY PRODUCED MILK?
6th August, 2013

A fresh food enthusiast, Laura Taylor, is considering setting up a dairy cow share herd in the Katoomba area, enabling people to buy shares in cows for access to fresh, local milk. Laura is currently seeking expressions of interest to find out how much local demand there is for this project.

Each cow is ‘divided’ into 100 shares, with each share selling for (approx) $15. Each share then attracts an (approx) $2.50 weekly boarding fee for care of the cow, and the owner of each share is entitled to 1/100th of the milk produced by that cow each week (expected to be 1-1.5L per week).

If you would be interested in purchasing shares, or for more information about the herd, please contact Laura at hopesclimbshareherd@hotmail.com.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS RENEWABE ENERGY CO-OPERATIVE.
2nd August, 2013

The long awaited official launch of the Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-operative is finally upon us.

So mark Saturday 10th August 2-4pm in your calendar, and head to Lawson Public School Hall to join in the information forum and discussion – chaired by local resident & retired Federal Court judge, Mr Murray Wilcox, a long time advocate on environmental & social justice issues.

Members of BMRenew will give examples of community-owned renewable energy projects in Australia and overseas, explain the environmental, economic & social benefits of generating local renewable energy and outline progress on technology investigations and project planning to date.
A special guest speaker from a similar energy co-operative will share their
community’s experience of building resilience through local renewable
energy projects.

All Blue Mountains residents and businesses will be invited to register their interest in BMRenew’s proposals for local SOLAR PV projects.

Please RSVP by Thurs 8 August to info@bmrenew.org or
phone  0418 292 672 .
Afternoon tea will be provided.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CO-OP?
1st August, 2013

All members of the Blue Mountains Food Co-op are welcome to attend Board meetings. At Board Meetings you will get to hear about the future direction of the Co-op and ask any questions you may have about the workings of the Co-op.

The next Board Meeting is on Tuesday 20th August at 7.15pm at the Food Co-op HQ in Ha’Penny Lane – just down from the Co-op store.

SHOP SMARTER, EAT HEALTHIER AND SAVE MONEY AT THE CO-OP – BECOME A VOLUNTEER!
23rd July, 2013

The Co-op wouldn’t be what it is today without the efforts of many enthusiastic volunteers over the years.  We are always so grateful and appreciative of the time people put into helping out in the shop and at Cleaning Bees.  Our shop is an incredibly busy and dynamic place, and we can always use some extra help to ensure things run smoothly and efficiently.

We are about to embark on a new system of training volunteers, so that when you come in for a shift you know exactly what to do and how to do it.  We will be holding volunteer induction and training evenings twice a month from May onwards.  These evenings will provide an opportunity for new volunteers to learn all about how they can help out in the shop, but we’d also love to further the training of our more experienced volunteers so that they can work with as much self-direction as possible.

  • On a day to day basis volunteers help with:Keeping the Co-op clean, tidy and organised
  • Looking after the garden and outside the store
  • Helping customers get their shopping to their car
  • General filling and keeping everything topped up

But we’d also like to know if you have any special skills you could offer, such as;

  • Handy person
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Desktop publishing
  • Research
  • Newsletter contributions
  • PR, marketing, promotion
  • Graphic design
  • Filing / office skills
  • Events co-ordination
  • Gardening
  • Sewing
  • Cooking – for staff meetings and events
  • Community classes that might benefit staff (eg. Yoga, pilates, tai chi)
  • Screen printing

In exchange for only 4 hours volunteer work in a calendar month, you can receive an extra 20% off your shopping up to a total of $250.

Interested in getting involved? Speak to a staff member, or contact volunteers@bmfoodcoop.org.au

COLLETTE AVERY

NEW FACES AT THE CO-OP 2013
16th July, 2013

There a few new faces at the Co-op. Since November we have gained two new directors,  Cathy Cavanagh and Gren Olsen who is our treasurer. Susan J, Maeve  and our old  schoolie Sam have joined the Co-op as relief workers and Leanne has recently come on board as a new permnanent part-time worker. We also have three new schoolies – Olivia, Cory and our latest addition Felix.

We welcome them all and hope they enjoy being part of the Co-op community!

BAGS BAGS BAGS! WE HAVE NEW PAPER BAGS!
9th July, 2013

At the Co-op we are always looking at ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

For many years we have been looking for a replacement paper bag to offer our members. The bags we currently sell are not recycled and we want to offer a better form of packaging. We have trialed recycled bags in the past, but none have come up to our standards. The bag needs to be made of thick paper so as to be able to withstand being reused multiple times, as this is what many of our shoppers do.

After a big search we have found a 100% recycled bag produced in Sydney that is sturdy and a great size for our food. The new bags are bigger which will create a bigger roll down for reducing spillage as they travel to your home.

The new bags will be cost 15 cents each for members & we strongly encourage you to reuse them as many times as possible. The old bags will be phased out over time.

Of course, you are always welcome to precycle – so bring along your own recycled bags, bottles and jars. Just remember to pre-weigh before you fill them up.

 

MAY NEWSLETTER 2013
3rd May, 2013

  • Japanese Food Update
  • Price Comparison
  • Cow Share Project
CO-OP CLOSED ANZAC DAY 2013
19th April, 2013

Just letting you all know that the Co-op will be closed on Thursday 25th April for Anzac Day. Fridge goods will be delivered on Friday 27th April.

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