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Food Co-op

A Food Co-operative is run in Gwernymynydd by volunteers.  Bags are ordered and collected every Thursday from the Village Centre 9.15am to 10am.  Arrive early and enjoy a cup of tea !

Details of how Food Coperatives work are shown below. 

Successful veg co-ops already run throughout Wales. Here are a few facts about them:

  • Veg co-ops are supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, via the Rural Regeneration Unit
  • The are non-profit making
  • They encourage healthy eating
  • They support local growers
  • They can act as a focal point for rural communities
  • The veg is inexpensive and of good quality (£2, £4 and £6 bags of basic veg plus seasonal extras)
  • Fruit and salad bags are also available
  • Smaller bags can be bought
  • Customers order and pay a week in advance
  • Anyone can order veg - they can be from outside the community.
  • Volunteers collate orders and phone the order to the supplier
  • Supplier delivers in bulk
  • Volunteers weigh and bag up veg for orders
  • Volunteer set up "shop" for customers to collect veg and place orders for next week. Tea/coffee etc can be provided.
  • At least 4 volunteers are required who are able to help for a couple of hours a week on a regular basis 

Examples of the contents of the £2, £4 and £6 bags are shown in the picture below: (£2 on left, £4 in middle, £6 on right).

Just come along on a Thursday to join. 



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