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Uist Wholefoods Co-Operative

by Kate Dawson [viewed 2013 times]

Uist Wholefoods Co-OperativeIn 2000, a group of people resident in Benbecula and the Uists decided to club together to order from Highland Wholefoods. The range of wholefoods in local shops was limited, and for people who wanted to shop ethically it was difficult to persuade local retailers that there was a market for some of the more unusual items.

Over the next thirteen years, the group grew, set up a website, regular orders, and employed an administrator to keep an eye on the bills and transport. For a while, we had regular articles in am paipear and a newsletter. The profile of wholefoods and ethical shopping rose.

Times have changed. Now there are wholefoods available in the main stores, and obscure items can be ordered cheaply over the internet. We have continued to promote local food, ethical shopping and healthy eating, but we no longer provide a regular order service from Highland Wholefoods.

We are also very keen on growing, buying, cooking and eating local produce, and local food producers can contact us if they have surplus food that they want to sell. Many of our recipes are based on local produce, or on seasonal food from the UK.

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