STEVE’S SEASONAL GROWING TIPS MAY 2017

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STEVE’S SEASONAL GROWING TIPS MAY 2017
9th May, 2017

It’s very easy in autumn, as the weather cools and the obvious seasonal changes occur, to settle into an “I don’t need to do anything until spring” mindset, break out the gluhwein and sit by the fire. Yet there is a lot we can do in the garden now that will both provide us with something to eat over winter and set us up nicely for spring – gardeners should always be thinking a couple of seasons ahead.

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SEEDLINGS AT THE CO-OP MAY
9th May, 2017

Our lovely local growers will be back in May with lots of ready-to-plant chemical-free seedlings for you to buy. Drop by for a chat, find out what they’re planting, and get some local chemical-free plants for your winter veggie garden.

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BOOMERANG BAGS OFF TO FLYING START
9th May, 2017

Boomerang Bags Blue Mountains have got off to a flying start with working/sewing bees in Katoomba, Springwood and Hazelbrook over the last month. This fabulous community initiative aims to reduce plastic bag use by creating a stock of fabric bags that can be borrowed and returned to bag stations across the Blue Mountains.

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UPCOMING SLOW FOOD EVENTS
9th May, 2017

Slow Food Blue Mountains has some exciting events coming up over the next couple of months, including an interactive art installation for Winter Magic.

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FAIR TRADE: FACTS & ISSUES by Craig Linn
9th May, 2017

What is Fair Trade, and how do we know if an item is really fair? Coop Research Group member Craig Linn looks into the facts and issues surrounding Fair Trade.

Read Craig’s paper Fair Trade: the Facts and Issues.

SALLYANNE’S FAVOURITE WINTER WARMERS
8th May, 2017

As the autumn weather cools, I start thinking about warm foods and drinks. I also make sure I keep moving – it is the perfect time of year in the mountains for hikes and forest bathing.

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ANZAC DAY OPENING HOURS 2017
18th April, 2017

On Tuesday 25th April we will be OPEN 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

 

NEW BIG LITTLE SHOP OPEN!
11th April, 2017

The Co-op Little Shop has grown and moved into our new space next door, and it’s open!

After weeks of planning, painting, constructing, ordering and moving … it’s done!

Sonya, Halin and Ali ready to open the doors.

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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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