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.
Page Last Updated - 04/04/2017