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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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Christmas Trading Hours

Come and visit your Co-Op before Christmas! Our Christmas trading hours: THUR 24 DEC:   9.00 – 2.30 FRI 25 DEC:       CLOSED SAT 26 DEC:       CLOSED SUN 27 DEC:      CLOSED MON 28 DEC:    CLOSED TUE 29 DEC:      9.00 – 5.30 WED 30 DEC:     9.00 – 5.30 THUR 31 DEC:  ...

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Christmas Party, Co-Op Style

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Manly Cove yesterday to celebrate a wonderful year for the Co-Op. We were so fortunate to have our very own Santa who helped us to make smoothies using the power of our legs... he was quite the centre of attention and was even...

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In Store Next Week: Sun & Earth Natural Zinc

Handmade in The Northern Rivers of NSW, Sun & Earth Natural Zinc provides a natural sun protective barrier without chemicals. One of the most natural and simplest sunscreens on the market today, Sun & Earth Natural Zinc attributes it delicious chocolaty scent...

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NEW Christmas Gifts at the Co-Op

The holiday season is upon us, and with this season known for its excess, it's great to find some natural and sustainable gift options at the Manly Food Co-Op... HAND MADE SOAP Ordered especially for Christmas, we have beautiful individually packaged soaps made right...

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Member Post: The Modern Cloth Nappy (from a Manly Mama)

Have you seen the picture of disposable nappies circling the globe 90 times over? It is a powerful graphic demonstrating how many disposable nappies are thrown away each year. I saw this image when I was twelve years old and it left a memorable impression on me....

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Follow us on social media and never miss a beat (or a beet)

If you're not already following the Co-Op on Facebook and Instagram, you're missing out! So many new products, in season produce updates and general Co-Op awesomeness is posted daily on our social media platforms. Join us on Facebook. Join us on Instagram. C'Mon!...

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Super-Star Shop Manager Wanted. Apply Now.

We are looking for an experienced retail professional who will manage the day-to-day operations of our awesome Co-Op. The Co-Op has entered into a new and exciting phase of growth and this role is pivotal to ensuring the ongoing delivery of our mission to be the first...

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Part Time Shop Manager

We are looking for an experienced retail professional who will manage the day-to-day operations of our awesome Co-Op. The Co-Op has entered into a new and exciting phase of growth and this role is pivotal to ensuring the ongoing delivery of our mission to be the first choice for our members’ grocery shopping.

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MFC Annual General Meeting – Agenda and details

Date: Monday 30th November Time: 7:30pm start Location: Manly Skiff Club, Cnr E Esplanade & Stuart Street, Manly Agenda for the MFC Annual General Meeting. 1. Welcome to everyone 2. Approval of Minutes from last meeting. 3. Marketing update 4. Operational update...

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Yacon Syrup now available at the Co-Op

One of the key sweeteners recommended by Amanda from the Raw Food Kitchen at our last member event was Yacon Syrup. Organic Yacon Syrup is reported to be a low G1 natural sweetener, with a lovely flavour similar to molasses, perhaps more caramel like. It is claimed to...

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Why we LOVE our NEW Manly Food Co-Op Video

What happens when two Co-Op members, one a journalist and the other a filmmaker and social entrepreneur get together? A little bit of magic is created. Long time Co-Op member Phil Dickenson of Breathe Studios, with the help of member Lenka Nechvatalova and a cast of...

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