Thought I'd stick the email up here so anyone with an interest has all the details.
Hope the launch goes well and the scheme will provide more choice for people who want to buy locally produced food at affordable prices. If you want to know more, then please do contact them on the email or phone numbers below.
A FOOD CO-OP FOR TOTTENHAM
Interested in affordable fresh, UK-grown fruit and veg?
Sustainable Food and Trial Food Co-op Day
Saturday 19 July, 12 noon to 5 pm
Broadwater Farm Community Centre
Come and buy examples of food co-op supplies. On this day, you will also be able to buy and sample delicious home-style cooking from many different cultures prepared by members of the new Farm Community Kitchen. Use our questionnaire on the day to tell us what you’d like from a food co-op. Please tell your friends and residents’ groups.
Sustainable Haringey, working with the Back to Earth project and the Broadwater Farm Community Centre, want to set up a co-op to buy and sell quality food at fair prices. There's a launch event on July 19. From September 2008, the co-op will sell fresh produce and young plants – supplied directly from organic suppliers, local allotments, back gardens and community gardens. You’ll be able to buy the quantities you want, small or large. We also want to sell baby plants that people can look after till they grow bigger, then eat – like herbs, tomatoes, lettuce etc. The co-op will also sell things like organic oils, flour, and rice. We’ll try to follow the example of many food co-ops around Britain that buy in bulk so it’s cheaper than the shops, and split the food into packs suitable for one household. Many of these goods will be organic but some sourced from abroad. If you have produce to sell, we’d like to hear from you. We may be able to provide help with transport or crop picking. Sell us not just fruit and veg, but jam, bottled fruit, local honey, and pickles. Also vegetable plants in trays or pots.
Enquiries about sales (or anything else!) to: email@example.com or Anne Gray on 07791 904375 or Martin Burrows at Back To Earth Projects on: 07831 219032