New members wanted in food network
The Peninsula Environment Group is seeking new members for its food network.
The food network orders fresh organic produce, fruits and vegetables and dry foods.
It also sources and purchases ecofriendly non-food items such as recycled toilet paper, organic seedlings, bamboo toothbrushes and more.
Set up in 2008, the food network buys organic and chemical-free produce from Mangrove Mountain and Somersby, supplemented by a Sydney organic wholesaler.
The Food Network is a non-profit group run as a co-operative.
All members must contribute two hours a fortnight to help divide up the food orders during the day every second Monday.
This means members can buy food at wholesale prices with no mark-up, and also allows them to meet other members of the food group and make new friends.
The network also differs from many other food-buying groups in that it is not a box system, members order only what they want.
"Buying direct from farmers and wholesalers means the food is fresher, and because it is chemical-free it is healthier and better for the environment, and because we buy in bulk there is less packaging," said organiser Ms Michelle Caldwell.
"It is also an opportunity to support local farmers and the local economy," she added.
Media release, 22 Aug 2017
Michelle Caldwell, Peninsula Environment Group
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