After reading a post over at Little Eco Footprints about food co-ops I thought I would have a look around where I live for one. I'm not a fan of shopping (food, clothes, anything) so the idea of being about to buy the pantry staples without stepping foot inside a supermarket filled me with a feeling of relief.
It didn't take long and I managed to find a group and one of the pick-ups was in the next suburb! It was meant to be. I am now a member of the Read Food Co-op.
The first pick-up was last night and I was really excited to see what was inside the box. (Even though I had ordered each item, that was over a week ago and, as you might know, I have a memory like a chicken.)
There is amazing selection of seeds, nuts, rices, fruits and vegetables (organic and conventional) and more.
With all of the recent chilly weather here we have certainly had our fair share of soups, stews and curries, and a craving for green and crunchy has started to surface. Enter sprouts. A mix of mung beans, adzuki and buckwheat (bought through the co-op) are soaking on the bench.
Is there a co-op near you?
PS Just a reminder to have a look into the Earth Carers course if you are interested.