We are a non for profit co-operative sowing the seeds of nourishment. fairness and connections in our community. We source ethically produced, ecologically sound food direct from local farmers and suppliers.

The Commons Collaboration
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The Commons Collaboration


Just a reminder that we now have a ‘Beansprout’ collection site at The Commons, 150 Beaumont St, Hamilton. You may pick up your box filled with super cheap, fresh, locally grown, organic produce at either the Mayfield or Hamilton site.

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Bread price increases

Posted by: on Jan 20, 2017 | No Comments

Hello online orderers!

I need to let you know that there has been an increase to Bill’s Bakery bread prices..

A good while ago, maybe 9 months, the Beanstalk management committee took the decision to increase the mark up on bread, eggs and milk from 20% to 25%.

I increased these prices at the stall and online for eggs and milk but forgot to increase bread! This has only come toy attention. So, I know a price increase is always disappointing but you will have been making savings for a while

I hope these changes are understandable.



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Soup and Fire Night next week 21st June

Posted by: on Jun 13, 2016 | No Comments

Next week, we will be having a Soup and Fire night at the stall!

Bring a friend! Got anyone interested in what we do? This’d be the night to show us off..

If anyone felt able and willing to make a soup or cake for the evening. Let Michelle or Carlie know.

Lastly, for the purposes of coming together as community we will suspend our Beansprout collection point at Hamilton.

Hope to see you there.

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Price increases as of 19th April 2016

Posted by: on Apr 19, 2016 | No Comments

Hi everyone,

As per the price increase notice and in order to keep Beanstalk viable, the Management Committee has taken the decision to raise the mark up on bread, eggs, milk and Imbibe. This means an increase of 5% on these items, meaning where before we added 20% we will now charge 25% on these items.


For example:

2L of Glenn’s Udder farm milk will cost $5.00, up from $4.80

1 dozen of Terry’s eggs will now cost $9.75, where they were previously $9.20

Imbibe 1 L from Felicity’s apothecary will cost $12.75


The more astute of you will have noticed that some prices increase by a bit more than 5%. This is because in the case of eggs, Terry has had a feed increase and so had to pass that cost on to consumers. Imbibe attracts GST, unlike all of our other products and Michelle had forgot to add it to the mark up. So yay for a few months of cheaper Imbibe. A couple of price discrepancies online were also noted in this update and these have been corrected too.


Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the cheapest, organic and local produce possible.