RPH and Wesley Community Action has 35 fruit and vege co-op collection sites across the greater Wellington region, including the Wairarapa.

Anyone can join and there’s likely to be a pick-up point near you.

The cost is $12 week ($15 in Kāpiti for a larger order) for a bag of seasonal fruit and a bag of seasonal vegetables. The estimated retail value of each individual order is usually over $20.

RPH's nutrition team has some great recipes below you can use too.

How does it work?

You place your order at least one week in advance and you can order as many packs as you like, whenever you like. There is no commitment to order every week.

Every week, the Fruit and Vegetable Coordinator purchases bulk supplies of healthy seasonal fruit and vegetables. The produce is delivered the following Tuesday or Thursday to the packing hubs. The volunteers help pack the orders ready for pickup or to be delivered to the collection sites. The families that placed their orders the previous week are able to pick up their produce packs.

Check out our Facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/pg/fruitandvegecoopwgtn

Please note: Eastern Suburbs Co-op is now part of the Newtown Coop.

Last updated 21 January 2022.