Community Food Co-ops
Organic food co-operatives are a fantastic way to build community and support organic farmers and local food producers. They’re run collectively, with an emphasis on making sustainably, ethically grown, minimally packaged whole foods available at affordable prices.
Locally the Flame Tree Community Food Co-op has a fantastic store in Thirroul packed with everything from rice to eco shampoo. Anyone can buy from the co-op, but you can get an extra discount by being a member or volunteering to help with the running of the co-op. In Gerringong, the Green Box Regional Food Co-op focuses on providing fresh produce from local growers.