North Wales Weekly News are reporting that a new food co-operative scheme to help people access quality, affordable fresh fruit and vegetables is launched in Llanrwst on 15 June, with funding from the Welsh Government.
“The food co-operative is a system through which people can access affordable, fresh fruit, vegetables and salad at a community venue, run on a not-for-profit basis by volunteers.” explained North Wales Food Development Worker Karen Robertson.
“We will have copies of our popular supermeals booklets available at the launch and samples of the produce on display to help generate orders- priced at £3 per bag. The food co-operative will run weekly on Wednesday afternoons from Wednesday, June 20 between 1pm to 3pm,” continued Robertson.
Rosie Evans from Golygfa Gwygfa said the group are delighted to be involved in the scheme. She said, “Although you get what you are given with the fruit and veg packs it’s a great way for everyone to make sure they are getting their quota of fresh fruit and vegetable at an affordable level and a good quality. We will also have recipe suggestions for people to follow online and in the form of cards to help them make the most of their fruit and veg packs.
The online recipes will also include what ingredients are needed from the food we know we have available each week and it will change from week to week.”
The food co-operative is launched at 1pm on 15 June, and more information can be found at www.golygfagwydr.org.