Choose to support and shop local
Buy your groceries from us
Choose to support a small community led local enterprise with charitable aims. By buying from us, you are helping money stay in the local area (and boosting the local economy), you are supporting local people to gain experience and skills, and you are supporting the community centre. You'll get better quality and more nutritious food at better prices, you'll support small, local and ethical businesses and suppliers and help take care of the local natural environment. Visit the calendar to see our opening hours.
Trade with us
If you are a local producer or allotment holder and you find yourself with a glut, bring it to us! We will act as a redistribution hub in the community, ensuring that good food isn't wasted and that local people benefit from all the wonderful produce available. If you have a locally made product and want a place to try and sell it, come and talk to us, we'd love to support local entrepreneurs.
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How can I get involved?
If you are from the Tang Hall area, become a member of the Tang Hall Food Coop! We need help growing food, running the shop, and making decisions about the project - local people can shape what we are doing and how we are doing it - it is a cooperative after all! We usually meet twice a week (see the calendar) and work together on the growing beds, cook lunch in the container, run the shop and plan events. Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before, all you need to be is interested and willing to help - everyone can offer something worthwhile to the cooperative.
We cook in the shipping container shop on selected Thursdays from 10am (see the calendar), then, we eat! We cook with organic food we've grown ourselves or locally grown organic food purchased from Joe (Food Circle York) and bits and pieces from the shop. We want people to know about all the interesting ways you can cook seasonal and local vegetables and we have can help you to do this. Even if you don't want to cook, you can still come along, and enjoy a sociable lunch with us at 12:30/1pm. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to find some common ground - people from all walks of life come to the community centre.
We get fresh, local organic veg every week, and it's available on a pay as you feel basis. As we expand, so will our stock of dried wholefoods so you can buy all of your food locally, ethically and sustainably. The prices will be good, as we will be buying in bulk at wholesale prices (from ethical suppliers), and passing those savings on to you, by selling at the same wholesale prices but in small quantities. All the produce will be carefully sourced, and we won't be using plastic packaging. We will also have recipe cards to help you make the most of the seasonal vegetables. See our shop opening hours on the calendar.