News update from Anne maher, md
Ok the bright days are back and that is welcome! Time to plant and get those gardens going. It has been encouraging to see so many customers eagerly organising themselves for food production no matter how small this year. Every little bit counts.
You may have noticed our excitement recently at taking the Bronze award in the recent All Ireland Community & Council Awards! This is our third year to win an award in the category “Best Business Working in the Community”. The Urban Co-op is certainly on the map and your consistent support has made this possible.
We are always interested to meet new members who join up and begin their journey with us. Welcome to all the new comers recently!! If this is your first time reading a newsletter buckle up! There is so much going on here!
We have the AGM for 2021 on 5th at 8pm and are so looking forward to meeting in real life this year! Zoom and Teams have their place but there is no substitute for the in person!
Like all businesses we are seeing the prices rise as we take in stock. From having stable prices for extended periods of time to the fluctuating unknowns is a shift for us all to cope with. We are maintaining margins in order to keep up to date with it all and all of us hope and pray that stability comes back again. The dilemma of true price is a challenge for many who have been used to spending mostly on foods heavily subsidised. The journey to find a balance may be a painful realisation for many that is necessary to develop a truly sustainable food system.
The spirit of co-operation is one that strongly underpins our values here. People helping people. Thankfully there is more awareness that we must move away from a competitive mind-set in order to collaborate successfully.
Can we ask a favour? We would really appreciate if you take the time to do a Google Review for The Urban Co-op or a Like and Share on our Facebook/Instagram pages. Every little helps!