New Food Co-operative launched in Llantwit Major
Alun Cairns MP was one of the first to visit the new Community Food Co-operative as it opened its doors to the public last week in Llantwit Major.
The new initiative aims to sell fresh, good quality fruit and vegetables at cost prices for the residents of Llantwit Major and surrounding villages. The Co-operative will be based at Bethel Baptist Church Hall and will open between 2.30-4.30pm and 6-7pm every Friday.
The Vale MP met with the organisers and local shoppers, when he called in to wish them well on the new venture. The food co-op is a simple system through which customers access fresh fruit, salad and vegetables on a weekly basis at wholesale prices. Local produce is accessed as much as possible, quality and price permitting.
Mr Cairns said:
“I was really impressed by the food co-operative team in Llantwit. The food co-op scheme, based at Bethel Baptist Church, provides “bags” of fruit, vegetables or salad to customers at a fixed price. The supplier chooses the selection of fruit and vegetables according to what is in season and what offers best value for money that particular week.
“This is a great example of the community getting together to make a difference. In their first session alone, they had more than 50 orders.
“I’d urge local residents to pop along and see the great range of fresh fruit and vegetables that’s on offer, and support local farmers and producers. The co-operative makes no profit on the sales, as all the money taken goes directly to the supplier.”
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