Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Drought Effects

Yellow Box and Stringy Bark honey is not available this year due to the drought.

Salvation Jane is still available in 1kilo jars and 20kilo tubs (what we had in the last batch)

Organic med grain brown rice also became short on supply at the end of last year:

September 07 = $67 for 25kg
November 07 = $87 for 25kg

It is so important to get goods while they're available and at a reasonable price. Imports may be cheaper but on entry to Australia are irradiated which effects the DNA and inhibits the sprouting of legumes/grain etc (there are pro's and con's).
In a shortage of veggies, sprouting will be invaluable for those nutrients and digestive enzymes needed, that's why we love supporting Australian grown (one of the reasons anyway, but I could go on about it all day)

Friday, 11 January 2008

Co-op Open in Feb

After a well earned break, we'll be back in operation in mid February after the kids are safely packed off to school.

Welcome to any new visitors - word's been spreading of the co-op split and already we've had alot more local interest which is great. Price lists and new products will available soon.

This would be a great time to get ready and do a quick stock take.

Have a clear out and buy plastic storage containers (from hardware stores - boxes from kmart and target chip and break) to store your foil pouches in.

Get a wooden palette or two in the garage to stack your water storage, plastic tubs with foil pouches or honey tubs on.

Do a quick tally up of cupboard items - do you have 3 months' worth? e.g cans of beans, coconut milk, tomatoes, sweetcorn, spaghetti, soup etc meat in your freezer and other
items for everyday use.

Decide what's next - if you have one pouch per person of flour, do you have enough legumes? (which should be a mix of legumes eg 12 pouches for one year = 4 x chickpeas, 2 x split lentils, 2 x kidney beans, 2 x butter beans, 2 x whole lentils.

Remember the general rule of thumb:
One foil pouch per person per month