Green Box are a not for profit co-operative that aims to provide local, sustainable, organic and minimally packaged food at affordable prices. The co-op is committed to supporting local farmers and producers from the beautiful South Coast and Southern Highlands and encourages the use of sustainable farming practices, by providing them a market.
In addition to fruit, vegetables, eggs, dairy, honey, teas, olives and oil, Green Box offers a diverse range of good value, healthy dry goods. All fresh produce is sourced within a 160km (100 mile) radius. To cater for community demand, certain bulk dry goods have been sourced from further afield. Green Box is committed to sourcing the most sustainable products available, from as close as possible and informs customers where their food comes from and how it was grown.
In doing this, Green Box endeavor to reduce food miles, waste, packaging and chemicals and provide the healthiest, most delicious food possible.
Green Box is driven by their passion for organic, local food and seasonal eating: the joy of freshly-dug potatoes, golden pastured eggs, sun-ripened peaches. Green Box believes this food should be available to everyone without costing the earth. The fruit and vegetables are seasonal and therefore the selection available changes from week to week.
You can select your own items or place a standing weekly or fortnightly order of a mixed fruit and vegetable box – small $25 or large $35. Orders can be picked-up between 2.30pm and 5.30pm the following Thursday from 7/11 Bergin Street, Gerringong or there is a delivery option.
For more information about Green Box, please visit their website http://www.greenbox.org.au.
Accessing local seasonal South Coast food and wine has never been easier with the launch of the South Coast Harvest Experience, part of the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail Map (7th edition). The new edition of the Map incorporates seven regional food trails to allow people to experience local food and wine.
Launched on 27 June 2011, the new South Coast trail showcases 23 places to enjoy fresh local foods and wine in the Kiama and Shoalhaven districts.
Enjoy sampling the best of South Coast produce. You can pick up fresh oysters and local seafood, indulge in chocolate treats, wander through olive groves, visit wineries and see what a bit of community spirit can achieve in the garden. Enjoy seasonal fruit and vegetables, either fresh from the grower, or hand crafted into delicious preserves. Chat with local farmers and find out how their fresh produce is grown. Why not stay a while and enjoy the local produce as part of your experience.
For more information, please visit http://www.hawkesburyharvest.com.au and follow the “Explore the Farm Gate Trail” links.
Last updated: Monday 11 March, 2013