Spring into seasonal shopping

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What’s in season?

Spring can be a transitional time for fruit and veg with winter crops on the way out and summer veg just a twinkle in our local farmers’ eye. (See Hannah Axelsen’s excellent blog on the “hungry gap”.) But because Australia is blessed with diverse growing conditions and climates, we can still enjoy a good deal of fruit and veg year round. Remember though, it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly to eat seasonally and locally.

On the shelves this month you’ll find:

Local citrus including Seville oranges for marmalade (see recipe here) and tangelos, leafy greens, broccolini, snow and sugar snap peas, radish, coriander and parsley, cabbage, Romanesco, salad mix, lettuce, and broad beans are starting to arrive.

Stay tuned for asparagus season…coming soon!

Here’s a great spring salad using seasonal veg.

Halin’s beautiful freshly picked garden salad of mustard greens, self-seeded purple mizuna, rocket, oak leaf lettuce, coriander, calendula and viola flowers, flowering Chinese ‘gai lan’ broccoli and walnuts is dressed simply with olive oil and lemon juice. Add goats’ cheese for extra zing!

Grow your own

Spring into gardening with our huge range of organic seeds and gardening goodies. Our seeds come from Eden Seeds, Greenpatch and Select Organics and are grown without the use of  chemical herbicides, pesticides, or artificial fertilisers.

We stock the ever popular Hori Hori knife and Korean Ho Mi – indispensable garden tools. Plus we have all natural liquid fertilisers, worm juice from our market garden, planting charts, sunhats, and natural sunscreen and insect repellent. Everything you need to get out there and get growing!

Spring cleaning

Spruce up your home with handmade and natural fibre Tumut brooms, Eco Max brushes and long lasting, plastic-free cleaning equipment. Refill your own containers with our natural cleaning fluids or make your own natural cleaning spray with our bulk raw ingredients.

DIY natural all-purpose cleaning spray

Add the following ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine.

  • 1 3/4 cups  water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Castile soap
  • a few drops of tea tree or lemon myrtle essential oil

New Product

Local, hand rolled, chemical free incense from Ritual Goods


  • Chow Cacao – New Flavours including Birthday Cookie Caramel, Dark Salted Peanut, Cereal Cluster Puffs, Whole Crunchy Hazelnut, Golden Peanut Honeycomb, & Rocky Road Caramel.
  • Spiral Sparkling Coconut Water (Watermelon, Passionfruit, Lychee) on special $1.80 Members $2 Non-members. Extra discount for box of 12 $19.44 Members. While stocks last!
  • Limited stock of Organic Dried Figs from Rosnay, Canowindra

Photos: Co-op and Maja Baska

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