The Food Co-op

Quality unpackaged organic food store and cafe

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Special free screening for Fair Trade Fortnight – Black Gold

8pm tomorrow night the Food Co-op shop & Cafe is hosting a FREE special event! Come along to watch a screening of ‘Black Gold’, a film which aims to:

explore the issues inherent in today’s global coffee industry and the reasons and benefits to farmers (and consumers) of going Fair Trade. This special free screening celebrates this year’s Fair Trade Fortnight and is organised by the ACT Fair Trade Collective.

There will be sample products and information from a number of Australian fair trade businesses, and talks by local fair trade business owners.

Check out the event page  and watch the trailer

See you tomorrow!

-The Food Co-op Team

Bill Murray and the Food Co-op need your input to help craft the Food Co-op's Vision and Values

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Help shape the Food Co-op Vision and Values

Bill Murray and the Food Co-op need your input to help craft the Food Co-op's Vision and Values

We need your input! Help shape the future of the Food Co-op

Here at the Food Co-op we’re working on defining and solidifying our vision and values. We want to create a statement that can be our driving force, underpinning everything we do, and express why we’re here and what we’re working towards.

As a co-operative we believe our guiding values should come from our members, so we want your input.

If you have 5 minutes to help shape the future of The Food Co-op, please fill out the form below.

Click here to view and complete the form in full screen.

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End of the Year Happenings…

The Final Acoustic Soup of 2014

is on

Wednesday 26 November


The Food Co-op Lunches

Will Be Served Through

Friday 21 November

Monday – Friday from 12pm-2pm


The Food Co-op Cafe Will Be Open

Monday – Friday from 8am-2pm

Until Friday 19 December

Serving Coffee, Cakes, Breakfast, & Lunch


Will Reopen

Monday 12 January at 8am


The Food Co-op Shop Will Be Open

Seven Days A Week

Through Sunday 21 December


Will Reopen

Monday 12 January at 10am

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2014 AGM Notice

Notice of Annual General Meeting

2pm Sunday 09/11/2014

Dearest Food Co-op Members,

It’s that time of the year again, the flowers are out, the fruit needs to go back in the fridge, and organisations all over the country are scrambling together their AGMs. So we are asking you, dear members, to put your shorts on, leave Kambah pool and join us in some cooperative democracy. The AGM is a chance to review the year that has been, and discuss the year ahead, with the broadest base of our members possible.

The members present will also elect a new Management Collective (MC) of up to 9 dedicated members. Please find the current working descriptions for MC roles attached here, and have a read even if you do not intend to nominate. If you would like to nominate yourself to be a member of the MC please email before November 2 nominating yourself and, optionally, include a brief (200 word maximum) outline of why you would like to join the MC and what skills you can bring to the co-op.

This year has been a massive turn around for the Food Cooperative and we would like to celebrate our achievements with you all. In order to do this, we will be holding the meeting from 2pm, with the aim of finishing it by 3:30. We welcome you all to join together afterwards for a chilled beverage at the tavern of your choosing (to be decided through a 2/3 majority vote). The shop will also be open for anybody that wants to do their shopping before or after the meeting, or get a snack during it. Some light snacks will be provided.

Please find below an outline of the agenda and stipulated times to be followed, with a scheduled total meeting time of just over 90 minutes at this point. If you would like to add something to the agenda, please email before November 02.

The MC urges you to consider attending and actively participating in this year’s AGM. It is a good chance to be part of our democratic system and is an easy and effective way to have your voice heard. It is also a good opportunity post-meeting to get together with your fellow Co-opers and discuss the year ahead, meet the new MC, or just be merry. Please RSVP to as soon as possible to confirm you are coming, so we can estimate numbers. Also, please be aware under the constitution, only active members shall constitute quorum.


  1. Welcome (Facilitator) (5)

  2. Acknowledgement of Country (Liam) (2)

  3. Approval of previous AGM minutes (Adrian) (5)

  4. Annual report (Daniel) (10)

  5. Review of Special Resolutions (Daniel) (5)

  6. Managers report (Liam) (10)

  7. Café report (Jamie) (5)

  8. Finance report and Acceptance of Audit Document (April) (15)

  9. Elect Auditor (April) (2)

  10. Appoint returning officer (Adrian) (2)

  11. Election of Board members (Facilitator) (15)

    1. Read out nominations (handed in by November 02)

    2. Vote by written ballot

    3. Vote count and report of results

Other Business (15)

Meeting Close

Looking forward to a great afternoon,

Your MC
(Adrian, Daniel, Clair, John, April, Aly)

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Forest Fundraiser Spectacular

Midday to Midnight on Saturday 27 September at the Co-op!

Music – Food – Fun – Stalls – Kids Workshops by Aeoncademy– Films – Jumping Castle

Bands featuring Beneath Benetta, Cuddlefish, Kristabelle and the Southern Jubilee Ringers, After Hollywood, Flux Samba, Non Profit, Lazy Harry’s, Jack Livingston, King Hits, Rumshack, Winiata Puru, Marco Solo, Little Mac and the Monster Men and more….
DJs Luke and Alien Speaking

BBQ – Pizza – Bar – Soup – Chai – Mulled Wine

All profits to forest campaigns – mostly to pay rent on Tasmanian activist hub space ($600 per month) and campaign against the Tasmanian anti-protest laws (via Bob Brown Foundation); and for forest campaigns in Vic and WA.


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The Food Co-op is proud to host the Sovereign Yidindji Tribal Society as they present The Un-Australian Way on Thursday 28th August 530-7pm at the Food Co-op Shop. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


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Our new membership system is now up and running!

Most old memberships would have expired at the end of the 2013-14 financial year so be sure to pop into the store soon and renew your Food Co-op membership for the next 12 months.

Membership benefits include:

  • Democratic rights within the Co-op
  • Qualify for our 15% discount with up to date volunteer hours
  • Bulk orders
  • Consignment rights
  • Lunch and event discounts
  • One free lunch or coffee at the cafe
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Promote cooperative and not-for profit values
  • Be part of a healthy, interactive, ethical, environmentally conscious, and community focused organization

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Pedal Powered Film Screening Simon Cunich’s documentary Growing Change

The Canberra Environment Centre will screen Simon Cunich’s documentary Growing Change at the ANU Food Coop on Wednesday the 16th of July at 7pm.

Growing Change documents Simon’s investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and his subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.

Simon and Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis will be there to answer your questions about food security in a Q&A following the film.