Providing information on organic food and farming in Wales
Information for schools
School Food CoopsBuilth Wells High School opened their Community Food Co-operative "No1 Organic" in September 2009. It was immediately very popular and bag numbers rose week after week.
Pupils from the school's Eco Committee run the Food Co-op as a Business Enterprise. They work with James Evans of Organic Revolution who grows the majority of the produce supplied on his Herefordshire farm. James also buys produce from growers nearby, only going outside the area when necessary to give customers more choice.
The photos show what customers might expect to get in a £4.50 veg bag or a £4.50 fruit bag. They order and pay a week in advance and James decides what produce to supply depending on what is in season and what gives best value for money that week. James delivers the fruit and vegetables in bulk and pupils volunteer to divide it into bags ready for collection.
While only supplying teachers and pupils at the moment, No1 Organic plans to expand to the wider community.
Any community group or school interested in running an organic food
Co-op should contact the Rural Regeneration Unit.
Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
T:01970 622248 E: firstname.lastname@example.org