What can I buy at the trading sessions?

We sell a wide range of vegetarian and organic wholefoods, locally or ethically sourced as well as eco friendly cleaning products and toiletries. See the Products page for a more comprehensive list of the items that we sell. For any items that we don't stock regularly you can submit a personal bulk order.

Can I make purchases if I am not a member?

Yes, you can pay £1.00 (50p for students) at the checkout for day membership

How much does membership cost?

Yearly membership costs £12.00 per year (£6.00 for students). Day membership costs £1.00 (50p for students).

How do I become a member?

Just pop along to one of our trading sessions (see the News and Events page for the date of our next session) and speak to one of our helpers. You will be shown how to weigh and measure your goods and asked for a few details to complete your membership. You will be given a card with your membership number and you will need to show your card or quote your membership number at future trading sessions in order to make your purchases. 

What is a co-operative?

A co-operative is an non-profit organisation that is run by members for the benefit of members. Each member takes personal responsibility for sustaining the co-op. Everything involved in the organisation and running of the co-op is done by members. When you become a member you will be asked how you can help. Helpers are required to set up, operate the checkout and pack away on trading days, but you can also help in other ways for example by baking a cake for the cafe or using your specific skills to maintain the website, update accounts etc. You can also participate further by attending our quarterly members' meetings which are held at the Cardinal Wolsey pub in Ipswich. 

Q Is there a price list? 

A Yes. See the shopping list generator on this site. 

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