RHUBARB FOOD CO-OPERATIVE is a new community food initiative in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
Presently in formation, Rhubarb is to establish shopfront trading, probably in the Bronte area.
Like all such member-owned social enterprises, Rhubarb members will be able to purchase their food at a discounted rate and to participate in the operation of the co-op. Active membership is a useful way for members to learn about food, food marketing and buying.
Rhubarb will join the UNSW's Thoughtful Food Co-op as the only two food co-ops in the urban east.
Membership of food co-ops is a means by which community gardeners can obtain the foods that they cannot grow in their gardens, especially those produced organically.