About Us

Founded in 2007, The Ipswich Ripple Food Co-op is a wholefood cooperative run by and for its members with the aim of making healthy food accessible to all.

How does our Food Coop work?

We sell vegetarian and organic wholefoods, locally or ethically sourced. See Products for a list of the items that we stock. We add only 6% onto the wholesale price of goods for full members. 

We have trading sessions, once a fortnight on Saturdays, when members can buy our products. See News and Events for our trading dates. The sessions are held in the foyer of 17 Tower Street, Ipswich (next to the Citizens Advice Bureau and opposite St. Mary-le-Tower Church). See Contact Us for a map.

Shopping at the co-op is not like shopping in a supermarket. Many of our products come in bulk, members weigh out their own goods and look up the price from a list. It's a hands-on experience, much more enjoyable than supermarket shopping!

Brown paper bags are provided for decanting dry goods into the quantity you need, but try to bring your own containers. Liquids, such as detergents and cleaning fluids, are sold from big drums with a funnel, so bring along your old washing up liquid bottles.

We also have a fairtrade cafe, lending shopping a sociable, relaxed atmosphere. Friends and groups use us as a meeting place. We welcome those with special dietary needs and stock many gluten and dairy-free items. 

We hold information on local events and organisations, run educational workshops, and hold feasts.

Watch the video to find out more about the Ipswich Ripple Food Co-op.   



 

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