The Country Valley Story

The Country Valley Story

Country Valley processes milk, yoghurt and cream on the Fairley family farm in Picton, 90 kms from Manly. In 2018 the Manly Food Co-op introduced Country Valley bulk milk into the store. The milk arrives into the Co-op in re-usable metal churns and is available for...
We heart hemp seeds

We heart hemp seeds

Do you know much about hemp seeds? You’ve probably heard of the environmental benefits of hemp when used for clothing and textiles, and maybe even the concrete replacement hempcrete, but did you also know that hemp seeds are a nutritional powerhouse?  Long...
Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas gift ideas can be tricky at the best of times, but especially if you’re: a) on a budgetb) trying to be planet friendly Our clever staff and volunteers have been busy making up a super selection of Christmas gift ideas to cover a range of budgets. Pop...

Plastic Free July 2020 – Pick One Thing

The way I figure it, everyone is on a plastic free journey of some sort. We live in a community where we have an amazing local co-op stocking our favourite plastic free groceries. Not everyone has this luxury. The important thing for us at the Manly Co-op is to make a...
Momma Kombucha now available!

Momma Kombucha now available!

We are excited to announce that the Manly Co-Op now stocks the locally made Momma Kombucha. There are three flavours available in a 270ml bottle size, the flavours are: Rooibos craft kombucha with:  organic beetroot, organic ginger and organic applesorganic...
Beauty by Base Alchemy

Beauty by Base Alchemy

Base Alchemy is a beauty and wellness apothecary grown from naturopathic philosophies, naturally derived pure ingredients, enhancing the body and mind from within. Kobi and Jenna hand blend unique plant extracts, herbs, botanicals and earth for gorgeous skin, vitality...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Season Change: The importance of Vitamin C

Season Change: The importance of Vitamin C

By Nanci Katra With summer over and autumn beginning, cold, flu, hayfever and allergy season is well and truly here. All of the issues that come with allergic reactions and sensitivities, as well as cold and flu, require vitamin C to help the body stay healthy. I’ve...
Raw Cacao – The Ultimate Mood Booster

Raw Cacao – The Ultimate Mood Booster

By Nanci Katra Commonly referred to as the ‘food of the Gods’, raw Cacao (not to be confused with cocoa, which is highly processed) is not only the highest food source antioxidant on the ORAC scale, but also contains the stimulating aphrodisiac theobrimine, mood...
The Health Benefits of Resistant Starch

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...
SKINMADE  – Our Choice for Sustainable Skincare

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...
Beetroot Powder – #1 for #2

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...
Christmas Gift Guide Co-Op Style – Part I

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...
In Store Next Week: Sun & Earth Natural Zinc

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...
NEW Christmas Gifts at the Co-Op

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...
Manly bees make heavenly honey for the Co-Op.

Manly bees make heavenly honey for the Co-Op.

Did you know that our delicious raw organic honey comes from bees that live less than a kilometre up the road? Watch our latest video and learn more about Adam and his clever bees. Eden 2 Bee supplies the most beautiful honey for the Manly Food Co-Operative....
Yacon Syrup now available at the Co-Op

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...
NEW Certified Low FODMAP Breads

NEW Certified Low FODMAP Breads

Splt Wholemeal and Spelt, Chia & Sunflower Seeds. FODMAPs are a group of dietary sugars which are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. Monash university have been working with Naturis to develop these breads for people suffering with IBS or digestive issues....
NEW Grab ‘n’ Go Pre-filled Jars of Honey and Tahini

NEW Grab ‘n’ Go Pre-filled Jars of Honey and Tahini

Short on time? We’ve pre-filled jars of honey and tahini (hulled, un-hulled and NEW black tahini) to make it easier for you. They also make lovely gifts. Our new black tahini, made from black sesame seeds is an excellent source of calcium and zinc. We love it...

In Store Now: Dried Mulberries

Dried mulberries are packed with good stuff and according to Sam, our Store Assistant, they’re absolutely scrumptious. They make a wonderful snack on their own, and they are also great as an addition to your morning smoothie (soak them in water first). Dried...