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January 1, 2019

In the early 2000s with a young daughter, proactively engaging with the GE Free movement, and being part of an organic produce purchasing co-operative, the dream of New Zealand/Aotearoa as an Organic Nation by 2020 seemed maybe possible.  Certainly the vision led by th...

July 5, 2018

Being a part of a co-operative a small radical step to help shift the unsustainable way we do things in the world.  On Saturday 7th July 2018, we celebrate International Co-operatives Day.  Working co-operatively breaks down financial barriers and power structures.  It...

June 18, 2017

On June 2nd, the Organic Green Grocer closed our doors for the last time on the heritage building in Tasman Street, as we moved to join with Nelson Environment Centre at Ecoland, 31 Vanguard Street.  It was a moving moment closing the doors - but a team of 20 people sw...

May 23, 2016

What started out as an intriguing idea has bloomed into a full-scale, shared mission. A mission to build an indispensable co-operative community within Nelson. 


To achieve this the Nelson Organic Co-op was set up to allow locals to contribute their time, knowledge...

May 5, 2016

We've done it! The Nelson community has come together and the Organic Green Grocer is now Co-operatively owned! 


This weekend we launch the beginning of the Nelson Organic Co-op's future in Nelson. A ceremony will be held at the shop starting 2.00pm on Saturday 7t...

May 2, 2016

Dynamic company, local musicians and hearty, organic Autumnal soup and toast! What started as a community focused idea in April has had so much support we are continuing the Friday night gatherings over the coming months.


Open to everyone, whether you are a r...

April 30, 2016

Now we are underway we'd love to make the most of our Co-operative and welcome volunteer support in the day to day operations of the shop.  Call in to see how you can help - anywhere from an hour to an afternoon.  A roster is available showing the helpful tasks to supp...

April 5, 2016

So many goodies happening right here on our doorstep... along the fence beside the Green Grocer, the grapevines are just bursting with fruit and in the back garden the peach tree can hardly hold up the giant peaches it has produced this year. Jayashrii and Simon spend...

April 1, 2016

Good company, lovely music and hearty autumnal veggie soup and toast! We had our first Friday night social last night at the Organic Green Grocer and it was such a success that we will be running it every Friday in April... no joke!


Open to everyone, whether you are a...

March 31, 2016

The Organic Green Grocer is looking fantastic with some great changes made to the layout... On Easter Friday a group of Co-op members and volunteers got together to make some of the changes we have been thinking about for a while. We shifted shelves and rearranged stoc...

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