RPH and Wesley Community Action has 35 fruit and vege co-op pick up points 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 - $15 a week 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?

The Coop is open to everyone and you place your order one week in advance by internet banking and you can order as many packs as you like, there is no commitment to order every week.

The Wellington Region Fruit and Vege Coordinator buys fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from local suppliers and growers every week. Because the produce is bought in bulk we get a good price. This means we can sell them to our members for much less than they would cost in a supermarket.

It’s a great deal for you – and it helps us to provide affordable tāmaota hauora kai (fresh healthy food) to everyone in our community. It’s a numbers thing. The more whānau who buy our packs, the more delicious fresh produce we can get into every pack.

The fruit and vegetables are delivered to our packing hubs on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings where our wonderful volunteers pack them into individual fruit and vege packs. The fruit and vege packs are then available for collection at set times from our pickup points.

You bring your own bag to your chosen pickup point and transfer your produce from the Co-op crates or bags into your own bag to take home.

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

Last updated 20 June 2022.