NZ Fruit & Vege Co-ops
Are you looking to find a fruit and vege co-op in your area? This post will be regularly updated, but go to the local area ones to see if they have added a pickup point that is nearer to you! These are a great way of getting cheaper, seasonal fresh fruit & veges and increasing variety! Look through all of the list as some areas are serviced by a couple of providers 🙂
FoodTogether - You can choose your products, and pickup from your local pickup points. Approximately $12-36
Auckland: Few North shore points, 1 in Pt Chevilier and 1 in Mt Wellington.
Waikato: Hamilton, Ngaruawahia and Cambridge
Manuwatu: Palmerston North - Awapuni (St Matthews) and Palmerston North Hospital, Fielding, Foxton, and Pahiatua.
Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington - Pipitea, Kelburn or Te Aro campus'.
Taranaki: New Plymouth (5 points) and Inglewood. Home delivery available.
Use up your VEGES - Get a 5 day challenge sent to your messenger inbox!
Waikato and extended area: Direct from the market - $28-$35 crate (as far as I can see), delivered to you! Other choices of extras too.
Hamilton, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Matamata, Morrinsville, Tauwhare, Tokoroa, Putaruru, Tirau, Gordonton, Ngaruawahia, Huntly and Raglan.
Wellington Co-ops: Through Regional Public Health - $12 for 6-8 varieties of fruit and veges
Eastern Suburbs, Miramar, Naenae, Taita, Pomare, Stokes Valley, Kapiti, Paraparaumu, Porirua, Cannons Creeks, Waitangirua, Titahi Bay, Tawa, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Victoria University, Wainuiomata and Waiwhetu.
Whangarei Food Co-ops - Central. There is an online food sales provider which has great fruit and vege prices.
Whangarei: Fresh Food Collective - From $7 for 3kg fruit to $23 for family of 4.
Onerahi, Tikipunga, Raumanga, Whau Valley, Central.
Dargaville: Good Life Veg Box Delivery ($20-60 box options, but not as cheaply priced as others)
Dunedin: Various Locations through All Saints Fruit and Veges
$5 Joining fee and $3-12 packs
Christchurch FoodTogether: $13-15 - Rangiora, Oxford, New Brighton, Bryndwr, St Albans, Riccarton .
Christchurch: CSFVC - $12-$15 Approximately
Opawa, St Albans , Riccarton, Bryndwr, New Brighton, Rolleston, Hoon Hay, Aranui, Sydenham, Hillmorten, Hornby, Leeston, Burnham, Halswell, Tai Tapu, Prebbleton, Addington, Cracroft, Cashmere, West Spreydon School and more.
Others in Christchurch : Affordable Fruit and Vege Group $6 or $12 - 468 Te Whare Roimata, ACTIS, Bromley Community Centre, Delta Community Support Trust, Linwood Resource Centre, Lyttelton – The Garage Sale or Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre (Seasonal changes), Phillipstown Community Centre, Salvation Army Linwood, St Ambrose Church, St Chad’s Church, Woolston Community Centre.
Ideas of Other Places - Have not been verified yet
If you have more info on these food co-ops, please contact me. I've been given the information below regarding these.
Ngatea has one. Not sure of the Street name but by the Z station... Donation is requested.
Eltham Taranaki - E-Kai, communal gardens, free veg, carrots, greens, kale, silverbeet. The Facebook Page is san jo's $15 bags of veg,
Finally - I've created a 5 day challenge if you are keen to sign up to get challenge to use the fruit and veges you have!
Head on over to join in!