Feminine Hygiene is Changing

Feminine Hygiene is Changing

By Meredith Gee Even though about half of the world’s population is female, menstruation is still a relatively taboo topic. On the journey towards zero waste it is one of the hardest topics to find information about. Divacup estimates that 240 disposable pads, liners...
Plastic Free July 2019

Plastic Free July 2019

By Yvonne Pflieger Have you signed up to Plastic Free July yet? Or have you participated before? Now is the time to get involved. This campaign was launched a few years ago by a small council team in Perth, and has expanded across the globe with millions of people...
We’re going High Tech: Your Co-Op App

We’re going High Tech: Your Co-Op App

We are so excited to launch our own app! And we believe we are the first food co-op to have an app in Australia! Head over to mfcapp.org to use it on your phone. No need to download anything, you can use it straight away. So what’s so good about our app? You...
We Won – NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards

We Won – NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards

By Yvonne Pflieger How exciting is this!?! Your Co-Op has won not just one, but two Awards in the 2019 Sydney Metro Regional Business Awards, run by the NSW Chamber of Commerce. Excellence in Social Enterprise and Excellence in Sustainability Our directors Meredith,...
Meet Our Volunteers

Meet Our Volunteers

By Roxy Jeffery Meet one of our Super Volunteers, Michael Wynne. It’s a smoke filled late afternoon in Manly due to burning off in Western Sydney. Michael appears on his bike. He secures it about half-way along the beach and suggests we walk along to what he fondly...
Burrata & Bocconcini Cheese Making Class with Bubbles

Burrata & Bocconcini Cheese Making Class with Bubbles

What an Event it was! We had so much Fun! A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Cheese Making Workshop. Marly, the owner of Omnom Cheese, led 20 of us through the night and introduced us to the world of home-made cheese. Everything’s ready for the...
Composting in Small Spaces

Composting in Small Spaces

In March, the lovely Rachel Kernaghan from Kimbriki EcoHouse and Garden gave an interesting and interactive talk about Composting in Small Spaces.The attendees of the fully sold out talk at Hemingway’s Manly learnt that Kimbriki is not a tip, but rather a...
Volunteer Drinks & Gathering

Volunteer Drinks & Gathering

National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to celebrate our volunteers. Without you, your Co-Op could not exist. If you are a current or past volunteer or are keen to learn more about volunteering at your Co-Op, please join us over a glass or two and some organic...
2017-18 Financial Report

2017-18 Financial Report

A Message from our Chairperson Sarah Weate: Last year’s financial report i’s published now as the board were in the throes of the move when we would normally do it. So much has changed since then that it is now somewhat of a historical document. The period...
Composting in Small Spaces: Talk – We are SOLD OUT :)

Composting in Small Spaces: Talk – We are SOLD OUT :)

Ever wondered what to do with your food scraps? Don’t have a garden or just not enough space? Join us for a practical talk on composting in small spaces with Rachel Kernaghan from Kimbriki’s EcoHouse & Garden Team to get all the tips and tricks on how...
Our Re-Opening Celebrations

Our Re-Opening Celebrations

By Yvonne Pflieger Welcome to Country We had a blast! A big thank you to everyone who joined the other week! The Co-Op had never been that packed! It was such a lovely Re-Opening night celebrating what has been a big move to our new location. We want to thank our...
We Have Moved!

We Have Moved!

Our move has been a success! You can now find us in Shop 1, 11-25 Wentworth Street, Manly, right next to Coles and opposite Manly Village Public School. There is ample parking in the council car park underneath and one of the exits leads right next to our door. There...
Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

By Yvonne Pflieger Only two more weeks to go. Are you still looking for Christmas Gifts that are useful and reusable over and over again? You can find them at your Co-Op. Be inspired. ? HoneyBee Beeswax food wraps (from $11.94 member price) are the perfect alternative...
Ocean Care Day 2018

Ocean Care Day 2018

What a scorcher this Sunday was! Great conditions for the 25th Ocean Care Day on Manly’s beachfront The theme this year was ‘The Reef in our Backyard’ and we had a fair few entries for our marine quiz, but only 3 that were 100% correct. One of these,...
Manly Food Co-Op Annual General Meeting 2017-18

Manly Food Co-Op Annual General Meeting 2017-18

By Yvonne Pflieger What a great turn-out we had at the Annual General Meeting last Tuesday, November 20. Thank you to everyone who came and took the time out to hear about 2017-18 which was a rather eventful year for the Manly Food Co-Op. Chairwoman Sarah Weate and...
Co-Op Christmas Party 2018

Co-Op Christmas Party 2018

The Co-Op Christmas Party last Wednesday was a wonderful night filled with home-made treats, great conversations and a celebration of 2018.    On Wednesday night we celebrated over a glass of wine and enjoyed European Christmas Cookies, snacks, dips –...
Raw Honey by Poppy Pete

Raw Honey by Poppy Pete

By Yvonne Pflieger   There is something special about raw honey. It is full of antioxidants and has healing properties. Our raw honey is local and made with love. We now offer two different raw honeys, the one you already know and love from Eden to Bees and today...
Nothing is more spooky than Halloween, or is it?

Nothing is more spooky than Halloween, or is it?

By Chloe Brant A plastic waste ocean monster is spooky. Plastic that does not break down, harms marine life and stays in our oceans for hundreds of years. This sounds a whole lot more scary to us. This year we want to share with you tips on how to have a plastic-free...
Tsuno – Supporting Girls and Women around the World

Tsuno – Supporting Girls and Women around the World

By Chloe Brant   At the Co-Op we support and encourage our community in buying organic and waste and plastic free. We stock products and produce sourced as sustainably as possible and have found a new women’s sanitary brand – Tsuno – which as a social...
Busting the Organic Pricing Myth!

Busting the Organic Pricing Myth!

By Victoria Milner   Most of us know that the Co-Op has a super range of genuine, organic products, produced and packaged as sustainably as possible. What you might not know is that in addition to a wide product range, the Co-Op also offers competitive pricing....
Reusable Silicone Kitchenware

Reusable Silicone Kitchenware

By Yvonne Pflieger   Have you seen our new range of reusable silicone kitchenware and bamboo water bottles yet?  We are always on the lookout for alternatives to single-use and came across these at the Beaches Markets a couple of months ago. After...
World Orangutan Day

World Orangutan Day

By Chloe Brant This Sunday,  August 19 is World Orangutan Day! At the Co-Op we want to celebrate how important Orangutans are to our natural environment and share the importance of avoiding palm oil, as a leading cause of the declining Orangutan population. A major...
Make your own Peanut Butter

Make your own Peanut Butter

It’s one year on from the launch of the “Save Manly Food Co-Op” campaign. An awful lot has happened since then, the latest being that the peanut butter machine finally has a hopper (thanks Colin). After 21 years you can finally make your own peanut...
DIY Beauty Workshop

DIY Beauty Workshop

A big thank you to everyone who attended our first DIY Beauty Workshop with our own Jenna Jensen and Kobi Collins. We had a great turn-out with 18 participants. Apologies to everyone who missed out, we will run another workshop soon! Here is is a bit of a look into...
Plastic-Free Beauty

Plastic-Free Beauty

By Yvonne Pflieger We all want to smell nice and look good. Advertising tells us what to buy to be our best. Excessive fancy, colourful packaging and products full of chemicals is often what is offered. Wouldn’t you prefer to know what exactly is in the products...
Plastic Free Kitchen and Reducing Food Waste

Plastic Free Kitchen and Reducing Food Waste

By Victoria Milner Plastic Free July is a really good time for all of us to look at how plastic comes into our lives on a day to day basis. Something we do every day is prepare food and our kitchens can be a serious source of plastic proliferation. Of course shopping...
Bulk Milk

Bulk Milk

Organic Bulk Milk is here! Bring your own bottles or containers to fill up on the delicious Country Valley Milk, owned by the Fairley family for over 150 years. For the rest of July (and maybe longer) we have an introductory offer of only $1.75 for members and $1.95...
Plastic Free Cleaning Solutions

Plastic Free Cleaning Solutions

By Chloe Brant We’re big fans of into Plastic Free July and at your Co-Op we want to help you reduce waste and be plastic free when using cleaning products. It can be a little overwhelming when faced with so many plastic packaged products. You can literally feel like...
Introducing our Teas: Japanese Hojicha Tea

Introducing our Teas: Japanese Hojicha Tea

By Erika Degoute Hojicha is a Japanese green tea which is roasted over charcoal, whereas green tea is typically steamed. The high roasting temperature makes the leaves of the tea turn from green to reddish-brown and gives Hojicha its beautiful warm colour and flavour....