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Pollinator Week – Let’s celebrate our bees and insects

by Chloe Brant It’s Pollinator Week from November 12 – 19. The Manly Food Co-Operative acknowledges the importance of our unique pollinators where we encourage the community to come together to raise awareness of our bees and other insects and how pollination provides...

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Manly Food Co-Op’s Christmas Raffle

What an eventful year it has been and it is not over yet. 🙂 We are busy preparing for Christmas and are launching our Christmas Raffle. By buying a ticket in Manly Food Co-op's Christmas Raffle, you go into the draw for your chance to win one of three fabulous...

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Christmas Party on November 29

Celebrate the festive season with us and join us in-store on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-8 pm to enjoy late night shopping, music, wine, snacks and the festive spirit in the beautifully decorated co-op. Stock up on gifts and groceries and have a chat to other community members.
We are looking forward to celebrating this special time of year with you.

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November is all about Fermentation at the co-op

We are very excited to have secured Dr. Christo Miliotis from Fermentingfoods.org for a range of events this November to share his knowledge on fermentation and biodynamics with us. A GP for 18 years, Dr. Miliotis turned to fermentation 10 years ago and has been...

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Join our events during October – Mental Health Month

Don’t miss out! The Co-Op is proud to promote Mental Health Month. The month of October is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health globally. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year*. This year the theme for Mental...

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What a turnout!

What in early August seemed like an impossible feat turned into an incredible success story. We were overwhelmed by the massive support we received from the community during the fundraising campaign to save the co-op. It was a crazy time. Trying to raise $50,000...

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Members rally behind Manly Food Co-op

At least a dozen committee have joined forces this week to launch a fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 by 20 August to keep the Co-op's doors open. After just two days of the campaign being live on Pozible, Co-op members and the wider community raised over 1/3 of...

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Immune Boosting for the Winter Months

Organic v. conventional, can the real food please stand up! Learn about the benefits of eating nutritious food for heart health using organic, seasonal, Australian produce. Merrilee will discuss medicinal nature of produce and teas for health and demonstrate...

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May is Member get Member month at the Co-Op

May is Member get Member month at the Co-Op. Refer your friends and family to join the Co-Op and you will receive a $10 gift voucher once they sign up. There is no limit of the number of people you can sign up. Gift Certificates will be issued on the 1st June....

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Lifetime memberships available

If you have been in store this month you would have seen out fantastic back wall. We’re sharing our love for our amazing Lifetime Members with this chalkboard tribute, loud and proud on the Co-op wall. Check out the names in gold... these are our Eternal Members....

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Our Environmental Audit

At the Co-op it’s important we “walk the talk” of sustainability. Recently we engaged an up-and-coming environmentalist at UNSW to conduct an audit of the Co-op because we can’t improve until we know how we’re operating today. After weeks of collecting materials,...

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MFC 20th Anniversary Dinner Party, October 14, 7pm

We're hosting a dinner party to celebrate 20 years of the Manly Food Co-Operative and we would love you to come. Join us for an exquisite meal, warm company and a few stories. 7pm Friday October 14th, 2016 Ruby Lane, 200 Pittwater Rd, Manly Tickets $55 incl. gst...

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Tomato chilli sauce from scratch

This tomato chilli sauce is a staple in my fridge. What I love most about it is that it's incredibly versatile. It makes a healthy dip for crackers or sweet potato wedges, a tasty base for a lentil dahl, and a great flavour enhancer for stews. You can also change up...

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Simple lentil dahl

This is a really simple and easy meal that's perfect for warming up with this winter. It's healthy, hearty, packed with nutrients and really tasty. The best thing is that it's so versatile. You can easily swap out the potatoes for pumpkin or celeriac and change the...

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Wilted kale salad with toasted almonds

This is one of my favourite side salads to have with baked veggies. It's super simple, affordable and delicious. You can swap the almonds for pine nuts or hazelnuts and add in a splash of tamari for a flavour punch or leave it as it is. Even those in my family who are...

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Porridge done three ways

Winter is approaching and you know what that means: oatmeal overload on instagram. Everywhere you look there'll be someone taking a photo of their oatmeal. How do you even compete in such a saturated market? You gotta change the game. Below are three quick and...

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Crispy gluten free quinoa pizza base

Wait, what did you just say? A crispy gluten free pizza base? Impossible. The cosmic law states ' if it's gluten free it must be terrible'. That might be true in some cases but not for this pizza. I'm not even celiac and I eat this regularly. It's perfect to make when...

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Fermented Foods. How To Make Kefir, By Elaine Oliver

What you will need Kefir Grains Organic milk (coconut milk and almond milk can also be used) Non-metallic sieve or cheesecloth 2 – 3 glass jars with lids Place your kefir grains in a glass jar and add your organic milk. You can either place a lid on the jar or cover...

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