This simple "how to" factsheet advises people in workplaces on how to make fresh, local, ethically produced food more accessible to themselves and their colleagues, whilst supporting local farmers by providing them with a local, regular and reliable outlet.
This simple "how to" factsheet advises people in the workplace on how to make fresh, local, ethically produced food more accessible, whilst supporting local farmers by providing them with a local, regular and reliable outlet.
Food co-ops and buying groups are groups of people who regularly buy food together. This could just be a few people, or much larger. By pooling their buying power they can buy good food at a more affordable price. They may buy fresh produce, such as meat or vegetables direct from a producer, or dried goods from a wholefood wholesaler.
Setting up a food co-op means you can buy food that may not be available locally, and because you’re buying direct from farmers and wholesalers you can save a third or more off normal shop prices.
The factsheet gives advice on the ten Ps of running a food co-op:
The publication concludes with two inspiring case studies of:
Published by Sustain's Food Co-ops project, in partnership with the Soil Association and funded as part of the Big Lottery's Making Local Food Work programme. For more information on Food Co-ops, and to use the Food Co-ops Toolkit or Food Co-ops Finder, visit: www.foodcoops.org.
Food co-ops toolkit
This simple "how to" factsheet advises universities, colleges and student groups on how to make fresh, local, ethically produced food more...
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