Bulk-buying in neighbourhood groups enables you to buy ethically-produced, Organic and Fairtrade wholefoods at wholesale prices, thus ensuring healthy eating as well as saving money, for you and your family. There are two co-operative companies that deliver bulk wholefood in the Marlborough area: -
Essentials - which is based in Bristol
Suma - which is based in West Yorkshire
TM is keen to set up Bulk Food Buying Groups throughout the area in order to support ethical producers, reduce food miles and excessive packaging - the ideal number of members per group is 4-6, as there is no delivery charge on orders of more than £250. Group orders are normally placed every 3 months.
If you want to find out more or join one of these groups, please get in touch with one of the contact people listed below:
|Group Name||Members||Supplier||Contact person||Area covered||Date of next order|
|Gina's Group||6||Sumafirstname.lastname@example.org||Cold Harbour lane||December 2014|
|Cyla's Group||5||Sumaemail@example.com||The Meads||December 2014|
|St Johns Close|
You can also register your own Suma bulk-buying group here...
and down-load the crib-sheet for placing group orders with Suma from the bottom of this page...
Donating to Local Food Banks
Members of the Food Bulk-Buying Groups have agreed to donate some of their purchases to the Trussell Trust Food Bank in order to help families in need in the Marlborough Area. The following items are always gratefully received:
- Long-life milk
- Fruit juice
- Pasta sauce
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned pulses
- Dried fruit
- Breakfast cereals