Manly Food Co-Op News

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Lebanese Lemon Chicken Soup with Freekeh

by Nanci Katra Freekeh can be used as a replacement for rice, cous cous or barley in most recipes. I had a chat to my grandma about her favourite Lebanese Freekeh recipe was. She let me in on her secrets to this delicious, and oh so nutritious soup! Ingredients: 110g...

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2017 in Review – Part I

by Yvonne Pflieger What an eventful year it has been! After over 20 years the Manly Food Co-Op was about to close. But it is thanks to you all, our members, volunteers, supporters and the wider community that we are still open and thriving with renewed energy. Here...

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Salad Dressing and Mustard Making Class

Please take note of the new date! Join us for a lovely evening and learn how to make delicious salad dressing and your own mustard. Cate who will run the evening has creative and scientific knowledge of cooking and an engaging way of sharing her skills. The event will...

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The Health Benefits of Resistant Starch

by Nanci Katra Happy New Year, wonderful people! Now that the festivities are over, many of us are focusing on getting ‘back on track’. I’m not a fan of shotgun detox diets or short term fixes, as I believe that, like with most other things in life, nothing really...

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SKINMADE – Our Choice for Sustainable Skincare

By Jenna Jensen Effective, affordable, simple, Australian-made, and free of harmful ingredients are just some of the reasons Skinmade is the skin care range we stock at the co-op. Not only that, but Skinmade is just as passionate about the environment as we are. You...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Mum and the Kids

By Chloe Brant Stuck for ideas on what to get the kids for Christmas? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect christmas gift for mum? Never fear, the Co-Op is here to help! We’ve got you covered for kid-friendly presents and eco-friendly gifts that mum will love....

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Beetroot Powder – #1 for #2

By Nanci Katra This month, we are talking about the benefits of beetroot powder, and how to use this unique vegetable powder. One of the most interesting and underrated benefits of beetroot powder is the nitrates it contains. You may not be familiar with this...

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Christmas Gift Guide Co-Op Style – Part I

By Yvonne Pflieger Have you started your Christmas planning yet? Need some inspiration on what to get for your loved ones, friends, colleagues, your kid's teachers? Don't despair, we have you covered! Especially when you are looking for a thoughtful gift that is...

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So Much Packaging – Is Recycling Really The Solution?

Update, November 30 2017: The container deposit scheme launches on December 1. The Co-Op welcomes this long overdue initiative by the NSW government and we hope that it will keep a lot of plastic out of landfill and support environmental non-profits and local groups....

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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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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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