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Setting up a food coop - a personal account
Phili hopes that through this blog she can share her experiences and inspire others to consider alternative ways of shopping with less environmental impact.
Plastic is definitely not fantastic!
Epidsode 1: Hi I’m Phili. I’m here to share my story and experience of setting up a food buying group.
Where to buy 25kg bags of food
Episode 3: Time to consider which wholesale supplier to use for my buying group. I looked into the following three UK wholefood wholesalers in...
Shelves, storage, scoops, scales
Episode 4: So what start-up costs will we have in terms of equipment, storage and so on?
Now I need people!
Episode 5: This week I have considered in more detail how the group will actually function, how to explain this to people and who I will ask to join...
Episode 7: Meet up evening was great, everyone was really enthusiastic, seemed reassured by my explanation of the process, probed me with good...
Epsiode 8: So no sitting around eating cake or drinking wine this week. No it’s been time for all the physical preparations.
Items out of stock, price changes and refunds
Episode 9: Funds from the group have now been collected, so on to the online Suma order. A few issues were encountered which caused a bit of a...
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