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We recently moved away which has been an overall positive experience. In fact, the only thing that I really miss is my garden and being able to grow my own food. With this in mind, I joined the local organic fruit and vegetable cooperative in the hope of getting locally grown, organic produce at a fraction of the cost of the big supermarkets. What I got was far FAR better. Sure, we receive fruit and veg on a regular basis, but as we get together and divvy up all the produce, I’ve also made some new friends with the same interests as me. I guess it has the benefits of a local community garden in an urban environment. Our children play together and people who have their own gardens or who like to bake often bring their surplus down and share it around.

A very simple urge to receive local produce has flowered into a little community and that has been such a lifesaver for me in a new town. If there’s a local fruit and veg cooperative in your town, I can’t recommend them highly enough. If there’s not a coop near you, perhaps you should consider starting one of your own. The fruit that it bears may surprise you!


Posted anonymously, 29th April 2014


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  • I don’t think we have one. We used to have a farmers market where fresh produce was sold cheap. Wish we had one :(

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  • A co-op sounds like a wonderful idea and incredibly good for your health to have fresh fruit and vegetables available to you.

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  • it s a great top story

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  • That sounds like an awesome idea. Will have to find out what’s in my area.

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  • yeah this sounds really good for sure

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  • this is really good, its a great idea

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  • that is such a great idea, I wish there was something like that near here, I will have to do some research to see if there is, it sounds like a great opportunity to save and meet people

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  • What a great community idea and yes, a great way to meet new people. Thanks for sharing.

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  • One just recently started near us – after reading your story I am all enthusiastic to go now!

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  • You have given me food for thought since I have started my own garden and I’m going to see whether there is one in my local area. This is how people did things in times gone by. Where my dad lives in a remote area that is tropical, often people swap amongst themselves their produce, which I think is a great idea.


    • This kind of community work is wonderful; sharing resources and coming together. Love it Heidi! :)

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  • Sounds like you have found a great group of friends who all love doing the same thing growing veg.
    I grow lots of my own veg at home and love it it taste so much better.

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  • I am so happy to read that you’ve settled in well to your new area and are making new friends who share your passion for locally grown fruit & veg :D

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  • Congrats hun and wish you all the success great advice thanks

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  • Wow, sounds like a very nice little community you live in! I go to the local farmers markets for my local produce but they are only here once a month :(

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  • we don’t have one but would love the idea of one as I live on fruit and it cost so much. What a great idea and you have made friends and so have your kids. Well done for embracing your community

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