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Very Autumnal Boxes this Week

Our boxes this week have some great soup ingredients as well as a surprise tropical fruit that has had a second wind in it’s season.

Our cool weather boxes have the following vegetables: corn, parsnip, kipfler potatoes, and kale. And for fruit we have bananas, royal gala apples, and papayas! The papaya was a surprise but a welcome one to break up the banana, pear, apple boredom of the last few weeks while we wait for the winter citrus to come into season.

Here is a $15 box:


and here is what the $30 box looks like:


we’re very sorry to anyone who was looking to get bread this week but we were unable to make an order due to numbers being too low to meet the baker’s minimum order. Make sure you order bread with your box if you’re looking to get some, don’t just rely on us ordering extra.

Hope everyone has a great long weekend!


This week’s veggie boxes!

Happy Thursday everybody! This week, we have kiwis, seedless red grapes, onions, honeydew melon, rock melon, bok choi, spinach, white sweet potatoes and betroots!

Here’s some pictures of the large boxes:Image


..And the small boxes!


Later this week, we might put up a recipe or two for this week’s scrumptious produce, so stay tune everybody! 🙂

Yesterday’s Boxes

All the veggies came in a bit damp and our trusty delivery man Ken was a bit wet and sad because of the rain, but our bumper order made it into the Co-Op otherwise unscathed and we put together some really amazing boxes!

In our boxes this week we have for fruits: persimmons, red apples, green apples, pears, and bananas. For vegetables we have: spinach, broccoli, red cabbage and butternut pumpkin.

A $15 box looked like this:


(sorry about the blurry photo, I was in a bit of a rush!)

And here is what came in a $30 box:


Make sure to get your order in for next week before 5pm on Tuesday. If you would like bread with your fresh veggie box rememeber that you can order it at the same time as your box to guarantee that you get exactly the kind you like! It makes ordering the bread easier for us vollies too 😉

Good luck staying dry in the miserable weather and we’ll see you next week.

This week’s veggie boxes!

Happy Thursday everybody! Hope you’re all having a good week. Remember to drop by the foodcoop to collect your veggie boxes!

This week, for the boxes, we have:

Granny Smith apples, Bananas, Crimson seedless grapes, Corella pears, Yali pears, Parsnips, Zucchinis, Kale, Rhubarb and Shallots!

Here’s the small one..




…And here’s the medium box. =)


Better late than never

Here are the box photos from last thursday, we were having internet troubles in the co op last week and then my weekend got busy but I wanted to get these up as a reminder that you can still order a box today for this thursday! Ordering is open until 5pm, just go to our online store.

In the boxes last week for fruit we had rockmelon, crimson seedless grapes, october sun plums, and red apples. For vegetables we had carrots, kale, butternut pumpkin and broccoli.

Here is what a $15 box looked like:


(with the rockmelon buried under the kale!)

and here is the $30 box:


Too big for the basket!

See you all this Thursday!


This week’s boxes!

This week for fruits, we have some lovely abbas apples, crimson seedless grapes, rockmelon and october sun plums. As for vegetables, we have brocolli, carrots, butternut pumpkin and last but not least, kale!

Here’s a sneakpeek into our big boxes:

Week Two Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Boxes

This week in the boxes we got angelino plums, october sun plums, nashi pears, figs, green capsicum, eggplant, squash, bok choy.

This is what a $15 box looked like:

And here is what a $30 box looked like:


Don’t forget to get your order in by next Tuesday 5pm if you want a box next week! La Tartine sourdough bread is still available this year as well through our shopify shop and in the store on Thursdays after 1pm.

Planning Retreat Round Up

Happy 2014 to everyone! At the Broadway Food Co-Op we have started off our year with a weekend planning retreat to get our year up and running with lots of new and exciting plans for the Co-Op.

This weekend past seven regular Broadway volunteers got together at a holiday house at The Entrance on the central coast. We split the accommodation between us and were able to get a house within walking distance of Toowoon Bay.

We met up on Friday evening and started off the weekend with something that we all love and know: food! For dinner I made the eager vollies a corn chowder with brown rice, and for dessert we had an amazing lemon and polenta cake made by Jessie.

3 people stand in a kitchen preparing dinner while another person sits at a table reading

Delegating tasks for cooking dinner

picture of a bowl of corn choweder with a hand holding a slice of buttered bread

Corn chowder with brown rice and bread from the Bread and Butter Project

a polenta cake sitting on a cake board topped with sugar flowers

Polenta and Lemon Cake made by Jessie

We have Alfalfa House food co-op in Newtown to thank for much of the food for out weekend thanks to their amazing Food Grants Scheme which kept our food costs down for the weekend as well as making the food we ate in line with our co-op food values. I was only to able to make an amazing menu to keep us focused and nourished thanks to Alfalfa House and I could not thank them enough for making that possible! Co-ops helping co-ops, what a beautiful thing.

We started the business part of our weekend with a strategic planning session where we worked on developing a 5 year plan for the co-op through a reflection process led by Kim. From this session we developed the following 5 objective statements to use as goals for the next 5 years at the co-op:


  1. Having a ‘real’ shop front
  2. Increasing membership to sustain box orders, a thriving organising collective, and a bigger shop
  3. Convenient and reliable payment systems
  4. Defining roles co-op roles more clearly and developing an organising collective
  5. Employing a part-time coordinator
One person writes on a large piece of paper while sitting on the floor and 2 people and a dog look on sitting on chairs

Ann-Marie writing up our goals with the help of Fernando, myself, and Baba the dog.

After all that work shopping we had a pumpkin, broccoli, and bean curry for lunch before we continued to develop the membership restructure proposed and passed at our last AGM in the afternoon.

pumpkin, broccoli, and bean curry sitting on top of a bed of brown rice on a white plate with a spoon ready to be eaten

Pumpkin Curry to keep our energy levels up

Ensuing our hard day of work a trip to the beach was in order! We cooled off in Blue Bay a short walk from the house and had some much needed chill out time.

a group of 4 people and a dog walk down a road on a bright and sunny day

Walking down to the beach

a group of 5 people sit with a dog on the beach smiling and looking into the camera

L-R Jessie, Kim (and Baba the dog), Anne-Marie, Sam, Fernando sitting on the beach at Blue Bay

For dinner that night after the beach we made buckwheat pizzas cooked on the barbeque followed by grilled bananas with dark chocolate and walnuts.

a pizza sits on a sheet of foil on the hot plate of a barbeque about to be cooked

Our pizza sitting on the barbie about to be cooked

a plate full of cut up pizza pieces

Buckwheat pizza with pumpkin, onion, spinach, and feta

pizza pieces on a plate choped up and ready to eat

Buckwheat pizza with margherita style toppings

Sunday morning was our last planning session for the weekend and we spent it refining membership changes and financial changes to be implemented in the next couple of weeks as well as getting plans set for Orientation Week at UTS (especially the O Day fair on the 19/02).

There are many exciting changes coming to the Broadway Food Co-Op this year, and we are especially excited about working towards making our Co-Op more financially sustainable.

Thank you to everyone who came on the retreat and all their energy to ensure that we can continue to remain a viable source of food and community.

To all our members I would also like to thank you for your ongoing support for 2014 and for your patience during the changes we are implementing to warrant that the Broadway Food Co-Op can be the kind of force for community that we know it can be.

See you soon in our newly reorganised store and watch this space for when we announce the first week of box orders!



Penultimate Boxes for the Year!

Hi there all! This week is our second last week of fresh fruit and veg in the Co Op this year, and the boxes are looking really big and beautiful!

Every box this week received: pumpkin, potatoes, kale, beetroots, eggplant, kiwifruit, bananas, oranges, and mango!


$15 Box


$30 Box

Next week will be the last week of the semester for boxes so make sure to get your order in before 12am Saturday night!


Organic strawberries have come into season and are available to purchase in addition to the usual fruit and vegetable boxes. If you would like a punnet (or two or three) just select the option on the order form and pick up and pay in the shop on Tuesday. They will be around $6 each. Don’t forget to have your orders in by midnight Saturday.

Have a great week!