Alfalfa House

Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative Ltd is a not-for-profit food cooperative based in Enmore, Sydney, Australia.[1] It is a registered cooperative.[2] Alfalfa House began in the front room of a terraced house in Erskineville in 1981.[3][4]

Alfalfa House
TypeFood cooperative
IndustryGrocery retailing
Founded1988 (1988)
Headquarters,
ProductsWhole foods, organic food
Websitealfalfahouse.org

According to its introductory material for new members, the main aim of the cooperative is to provide minimally-packaged and minimally-processed organic food and low-impact common household products, processed in ways that minimise harm to both people and the environment.[5]

PolicyEdit

Alfalfa House is managed by a board of directors, known as the Members' Council, elected at the cooperative's Annual General Meeting. The council oversees the financial management and general ongoing policy-making of the co-op. According to its Rules of Incorporation, any financial surpluses are to be re-invested in the co-op to improve services to the membership.

ObjectivesEdit

According to its Rules of Incorporation, Alfalfa House aims to

  • provide a retail source of wholefoods so that members may have some control over the sources of their food supply
  • provide information on and promote the use of: low-cost, ethically-produced and packaged wholefoods; cruelty-free foods; vegetarian foods; vegan foods; organic foods; and genetically modified-free foods
  • run an ethical, not-for-profit business
  • minimise resource wastage and, hence, encourage reuse and recycling
  • support other cooperatives whose objectives are similar or related to the objectives of the cooperative
  • stimulate community development, foster community spirit and promote sustainable living

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alfalfa House". Broadsheet Sydney. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ "NSW co-operatives A to D". NSW Government: Fair Trading. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Alfalfa House". Broadsheet. July 28, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "AH Early History". Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-06-11.
  5. ^ "AH Product List". Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-06-11.

Coordinates: 33°53′54.82″S 151°10′26.52″E / 33.8985611°S 151.1740333°E / -33.8985611; 151.1740333