Now you can receive locally-grown, chemical free produce every week in Hurstville!
Hurstville Council has become a distribution partner for Food Connect in the St. George area. Food Connect is one of the community organisations involved in the getting greener! program, which is sponsored by the Lower Georges River Sustainability Initiative. Find out more about the LGRSI here: http://www.georgesriver.org.au/LGR-Urban-Sustainability-Initiative.html
Benefits to you:
- It’s Fair – 40c of every dollar goes back to the farmer
- It’s Organic – 100% of the produce is certified organic or chemical free
- It’s Local – produce travels on average less than 200km
- It’s Direct – 96% of produce is bought direct from the farmer
Benefits to the farmer:
- Creates a more predictable demand for ecologically-responsible produce
- Enables farmers to plan for production
- Pays a fair price for their hard work and eco-friendly practices
- Reduces wastage due to inability to sell produce which is not a standard size
Here’s how it works:
Food Connect Sydney buys direct from local organic and chemical-free farmers and packs it into three sized boxes, from $35-$65. Boxes will be delivered to Hurstville Library on the corner of Queens Road and Dora Street. Subscribers come once a week to pick up their pre-paid box. Hurstville Library staff will oversee the distribution.
Boxes are typically a mix of fruit and veggies, but you also have the opportunity to order organic eggs, Bowen Island Bakery bread and Demeter Farm Mill groceries (rice, flour, grains etc). Here’s a sample of this week’s box: http://sydney.foodconnect.com.au/?page_id=1216
All you need to do:
Visit the Food Connect Sydney website at http://sydney.foodconnect.com.au/ and register to become a subscriber. You can choose the size of box, and pre-pay how long you would like to be a member. Your account can be managed completely online, and Food Connect has quite a good website.
To get instructions for picking up your box, click here Flyer.FoodConnect.How to Collect Box (689.66kB)
To read more about Food Connect, click here Food Connect flyer (296.10kB)