Would you like access to our full range of yoghurts, cheeses, and creams and never miss out? What about having access to a wide range of organic lines at a competitive price.
Would you like to trial new products and have access to specialty lines when they are available like our butter? Well we have an opportunity for you – who’s heard of Buying Groups?
What are Buying Groups:
Buyers groups are a group of people who normally live within close proximity to each other, who come together to pool their resources and buy food in bulk, direct from the seller. Buying groups bring together like minded people and this can really help create a sense of community and also reduce food miles and excess packaging.
Depending on the size and nature of the group, food may be delivered to someone’s house or a community hub (hall, school, childcare centre) for collection by other members. Since our products are perishable you’d need to have access to a fridge as well!
How can I start a buyers group:
The first step in starting a buying group is to find other like-minded people. You might have 5 – 10 people who want to help you start the group, and know a few more who want to purchase regularly. You’ve got a clean, dry, open space where people can meet and where deliveries can be dropped off.
Many groups meet on a weekly basis, but some are once a fortnight or once a month. It really depends on what works for everyone in the group, and also on what you’re buying together.
The resounding feedback from Buying Groups is that their success often depends on a couple of ‘champions’ who take on a lot of the administration, coordination and recruitment. Like any group or collective, a Buying Group also needs a leader or two.