Friday, November 21, 2014

The Co-Op we decided to start.

Aunty R, Aunty J and I got to talking about starting a Co-Op the other week...

Essentially the aim was to be able to purchase organic products at a price which is approximately the same as the current non-organic brands we are purchasing (and hopefully cheaper) so that we can stretch our weekly budgets further and feel good about eating organic products.

So the Geelong Organics Co-Operative was born..

A Co-Op or Co-Operative is: 

A democratic organisation, owned and controlled by its members for a common benefit. 
Co-operatives are traditionally based on values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality and solidarity.
Members of a co-operative can benefit from economies of scale through the combined purchasing, distribution or marketing power or influence of the group. (definition found here)

We are currently investigating options for boxes of organic fruit and veg in the Geelong area (less food miles) but I have managed to find some non-perishable organic items elsewhere at prices which I think are pretty awesome:

Coconut Sugar ( $8 for 1kg)

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ($15 for 1L)

Raw Cacao Powder ( $16.50 for 1kg)

Desiccated Coconut ( $8.80 for 1kg)

If you want to be a part of the Co-Op or have any idea how to start one - drop me a line x