When you walk into a store for the first time and feel you know the people like family, you know you share deep connections that go beyond the everyday. While shared interests certainly unite people, a connection based on respect for pure food and the land that produces it is essentially reverence for creation, the closest connection there is.
Grow Lightly in Coal Creek (Kurumburra) is a non-profit store and community organisation that encourages Gippslanders to grow and eat food grown locally.
Buy fresh, local bread, veggies, fruit, herbs, preserves, great muesli, eggs, espresso, chai, dried fruit and nuts, fresh nuts in season and whatever's currently being grown or made locally.
Arrange a weekly box of fresh, organic goodies or volunteer to work in the store or pack fruit and veggie boxes. Or get dirt under your nails and help nature do what she innately does and grow for the store.
Committed to increasing people's access to high quality, local food and encouraging small-scale, organic horticulture in the local area, the Grow Lightly team make you feel like you just got home. So refreshing.
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland