SCOOP, The Sustainable Cooperative, is a new initiative in Jersey that is passionate about the future of our island and the environment we live in. With a beautiful package free shop in the heart of St Brelade, a small production kitchen and a range of community events, we aim to create a more sustainable supply of food on the island. For a small contribution to this campaign you can look forward to a 25% discount on everything we sell in the shop. Great food and household items that don’t cost the earth.
Why we need this
“When we go shopping in local supermarkets we can’t always make the decisions we would like to make. We don’t want to buy food that unnecessarily harms the environment. We want tasty healthy food that doesn’t cost the earth.”
It is estimated that Britain’s leading supermarkets create more than 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste every year and are responsible for millions of tonnes of food waste. Meanwhile, here in Jersey, there is a lack of support for the farmers and growers who care most for the environment, protecting our natural resources and wellbeing for generations to come.
This is unsustainable.
Here’s what we are going to do about it
The Sustainable Cooperative (SCOOP) will give you an opportunity to shop in the way you want to.
We are blessed with a beautiful space in the heart of St Brelade, with modern facilities, ample parking and caring owners. The shop will cover most of your daily needs, from dried goods, to fresh produce and household items. All items would be certified as organic, or be sourced from farms in transition to organic certification. Produce will be sold in bulk, without unnecessary packaging and single use plastics.
A small production kitchen will help us reduce waste and process surplus produce, allowing us to create and enjoy innovative secondary products.
As a cooperative we will respond to the needs and concerns of our members. There will be a children’s play area, a space to sit and spend time together, support for low income households, disabled access, talks, demonstrations and presentations, film nights, gatherings and community meals.
Within the farming community, we will step in to support local organic farmers and their continued efforts to look after the land and the biodiversity of our island, creating a stable market for the food they produce and collaborating on ideas for the future.
Our activities will actively contribute to a more ecologically and environmentally sustainable island, by reducing waste, supporting responsible farming practices, protecting our natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint. We will make caring for the environment an integral and habitual part of our every-day lives, while raising awareness towards the environmental impact of our supply chains. We will make a difference!
Fruits, vegetables, pastas, pulses, dried fruits, nuts, grains, cereals, sugars, spices, herbs, condiments, milk, household goods and more.