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Local Legends: St. Augustine’s

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From the outside looking in, a co-operative may look like any other business but it’s how we operate that makes us different. Owned and run by our members, all co-ops share a set of values and principles. One of the core principles driving us is our commitment to the community – whether it’s aiding education […]

Local Legends: ChaCo

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Chapeltown Cohousing (ChaCo) is a social, co-housing project in Leeds and a brilliant example of how communities can create their own sustainable, low energy and low carbon affordable homes. Back in 2017, Suma gave ChaCo a loan to help this amazing project create housing for 33 families. After an unforgettable 13 year roller coaster ride, […]

Wholefoods & Wholesome Folk: Mehr Fardoonji

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Mehr Fardoonji is 92 years old, owns Oakcroft Organic Market Gardens and runs a food group in Malpas, Cheshire, unloading and delivering the food herself. She opened an account with Suma in January 1980. 11 years before I, dear reader, was born! I went to visit Mehr. She told me about her extraordinary life as […]

Wholefoods & Wholesome Folk: Riverside Health

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For Organic September we visited Sophie at Riverside Health in the gorgeous Newcastle Emlyn. We talked about the dramatic start the business endured and learnt about the passion they have for organic and local produce. Please tell us a little about Riverside Health: We opened Riverside Health in September 2019 after it had been closed […]

NEW Organic Kombucha!

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We have exciting news! We’ve launched a new range of organic kombuchas. This wholefoods staple has been on our to do list for ages and we’ve finally gotten around to it! As you’d expect, they’re ethically sourced and plant-based. Oh, and they’re absolutely delicious! We’ve combined high quality natural ingredients to create a tasty and […]

Wholefoods & Wholesome Folk: Cegin Hedyn

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We asked chef Deri Reed how Carmarthen’s Community Canteen and Kitchen, Cegin Hedyn works. One of our many innovative customers is Cegin Hedyn CIC, a community kitchen and canteen in Carmarthen, South Wales. Translated as ‘seed kitchen’, Cegin Hedyn runs a ‘pay what you can’ model to enable everyone to enjoy delicious, nutritious food, no […]