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Wicklow co-operative

  • 10-12-2003 2:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 249 ✭✭ frost

    I'd like to let people know that there is a relatively new
    community co-operative in Wicklow Town called Meitheal Chill Mhantain.

    Its main activity is group ordering of organic/wholefoods. We get the
    same sorts of stuff you see in the Healthfood shops or the Dublin Food Co-op,
    but considerably cheaper since we buy wholesale and only add a small percentage
    to cover our costs. Any extra money is put back into the group or used to give
    volunteer helpers a discount against their food bills.

    We have some other things going, mainly a website and newsletter to facilitate
    sharing of resources and knowledge. We are planning to have a mini-market where
    members can sell home-produce to each other, and as we get bigger
    we hope to set up a local barter economy as well.

    We're very open to new ideas and members (no cost to join), especially people
    who can put in a bit of time. Note that although we are based in Wicklow Town
    and food must be picked up from there, we do have members from outside the town (e.g. Arklow, Greystones, Bray).

    More info is at
    The online food shop is linked from there.