The Bower is now a 'City Cousin' for Food Connect, helping them to distribute chemical free, local produce to their Marrickville subscribers.
Subscribers drop by The Eco-Library to pick up their pre paid, pre ordered boxes in 3 different sizes.
Food Connect Sydney aims to make ethically grown food from local farmers accessible to any household in Sydney. Food Connect Sydney buys direct from local organic and chemical free farmers and packs it into three sized boxes — $35–$65.
These are then delivered to a local host or "City Cousin" where subscribers come once a week to pick up their pre-paid box.
Fruit and Veg from Food Connect supports farming and local communities as it is:
Fair : 40c in every dollar goes back to the farmer
Organic : 100% of the produce is certified organic or chemical free
Local : average food miles of around 250km
Direct : over 90% of the produce is bought direct from the farmer
Community driven : Local communities come together at their City Cousin
Food Connect Sydney is based on award winning Food Connect Brisbane who have been trading for over six years. Food Connect Sydney’s Enterprise Coordinator was recently recognised as the Sydney Social Entrepreneur of the Year. "
Food Connect Sydney also offers a wholesale service, and supply our good friends over at Alfalfa House. Alfalfa are as excited as we are for The Bower to be extending the number of resources and services available to residents interested in living locally and minimising their environmental impact.
Alfalfa House recently loaned their collection of cookbooks to the Eco-Library, so you'll find a host of convenient references to help you decide on tasty recipes for your fresh produce each week. Before long you'll find our Eco-Library has a wealth of information on related topics, including living locally, organic and chemical free gardening and much, much more.
Our hope is that before long, you won't just drop in to pick up your vegies, but stay for a cuppa and a chat with some of the other like minded subscribers.
SO! Checkout http://www.foodconnect.com.au to find the answers to any lingering questions, sign up to test out the service and organise your subscription payment.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00