THE FOOD Co-OP POLICY
Healthy food for healthy people
The Co-op supplies a range of delicious, ethically farmed and sources foods at reasonable prices. We source local organic, biodynamic and chemical free produce where possible.
We also provide access to organic groceries, treats and specialty foods.
Co-op policy on sourcing food:
All of our fresh fruit and veggies are either certified organic or chemical free.
We’re GM Free – none of our products are genetically modified or come from genetically modified organisms.
We prioritize goods that are local, Australian or fair trade; certified organic or chem-free; eco-friendly; good quality and value for money. We do source foods from far afield if they are in demand, ethically farmed and processed.
Food miles are a priority for us, and we aim to reduce these where possible. Less freight=less markup.
We buy in bulk not just to minimise packaging, but to ensure the best price possible is passed on to Co-op members and shoppers.
We aim to source more produce direct from local growers. This ranges from small amounts of produce lovingly grown in members’ back yards to large quantities grown by certified organic growers.