What is a food Co-Op?
A food co-op is a fun way to buy your fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as being good value, healthy and sustainable. It’s an affordable alternative to the supermarkets and money spent though a food co-op is re-invested into the local community, plus there is less waste, less packaging and fewer food miles which has to be good news.
It’s a simple way of buying fresh fruit and vegetables, whilst supporting local businesses. Produce sold comes from local suppliers such as farmers, retailers or wholesalers who select fresh produce according to seasonality, availability and value. All the money taken at the food co-op goes straight to the supplier and therefore the local economy. A bag of produce costs on average £2.50 – £3.00.
As well as helping you eat more healthily, which is good for your eyes, you can also save money by using your local food co-op. On average a regular customer saves around £220 a year! As well as selling fruit and vegetables, we also offer additional produce such as salad and eggs. Joining the Food Co-Op will also give you the chance to socialise and meet new people.
There are around 300 community food co-ops running across Wales from places such as schools, community centres, church halls, workplaces and many other different venues and our Resource Centre in Pontypool is the latest to join. We will be up and running by September.
When and Where?
Every Wednesday 10.30-12.00 noon
Simply turn up, order your bags, pay, then collect your fresh produce the next week.
Bags of Fruit, Veg, Salad or Stir- Fry – £3.00
Mixed ½ Fruit / ½ Veg – £3.00
Healthy Start Vouchers Accepted
For more information, please contact:
Becs Harris – 01495 763650 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Food co-ops are open to everyone