Who We Are

We are a member owned, not-for-profit co-operative that provides people with access to healthy food from our shopfront in Thirroul. We are varied, but united by our commitment to the core values of healthy, eco-friendly food with minimal packaging waste, and the democratic business model of the co-operative.

A selection of Flame Tree volunteers in February 2015

Our objectives are to

•    carry out our business to enable access to affordable healthy food
•    carry a diverse range of quality products that contribute to healthy living
•    provide an accessible shopfront that is open to meet community needs and is a safe and pleasant environment to shop in
•    act as a meeting place to foster the environmental, social and personal growth of our community
•    adopt ecologically sound practices and systems throughout the life cycle of products (including minimal packaging and food miles, fair trade, GM free and waste management)
•    support the local economy and employment through relationships with local growers and producers

We are overseen by a board of directors who are responsible to the membership for operating the Co-op within the Co-operative National Law (and regulations) and by a set of rules that are determined by the membership.

Co-op Directors 2015
Current directors Justin, Louisa, Cath, Luke and Jane

The current Board of Directors are:

•   Paul Spencer (Secretary)
•   Justin Licht (Treasurer)
•   Cherrida Hardaker
•   Jane Caldwell
•   Louisa Smith

The board includes a position of Treasurer, Secretary and three other directors and the term of office of a director is 1 year.