Products

Current Products - Updated June 2018

Current Product List

Nuts: Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Peanuts, Pecans*, Pistachios, Tamari Almonds, Walnuts.

Dried Fruit: Apricots, Bananas, Cranberries, Currants, Dates - Alice Springs Varieties & Medjools & Pitted, Figs, Goji Berries, Mangoes, Prunes, Raisins, Sultanas, Sundried Tomatoes.

Seeds: Chia, Hemp, Linseed (Flaxseed), Pepitas, Sesame, Sunflower Kernels.

On Tap: Agave Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Honey - Tablelands & Trinity Beach & Bundaberg, Sesame Oil - Toasted & Untoasted, Tahini - Hulled & Unhulled, Tamari.

Cereals: 5-Grain Mix, Local Granola - Regular & Gluten-Free, Muesli, Puff Mix, Rolled Oats

Grains: Amaranth, Basmati - White & Brown, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Cous Cous, Jasmine Rice, Millet, Popping Corn, Quinoa - White & Red, Rye Grain, Semolina, Spelt Grain, Wheat Grain, White Rice.

Legumes: Adzuki Beans, Black Eyed Beans, Black Turtle Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils - Split Red & Whole Green & Whole Red, Mung Beans, Mung Dahl, Red Kidney Beans.

Pasta: Gluten-Free - Quinoa and Rice with Veg & Amaranth and Rice, Tomato & Spinach Wheat Fusilli.

Sweet: 55% Chocolate, 70% Chocolate, Buckinis - Caramel & Chocolate, Crystallised Ginger, Dark Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Ginger, Dark Chocolate Macadamias, Maple Syrup, Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Almonds, Rapadura Sugar, Raw Cane Sugar, Spelt Licorice, White Chocolate.

Herbs & Spices: Allspice, Basil, Cardamon Pods, Cayenne, Chilli Flakes, Cinnamon- Ground & Quills, Cloves, Coriander - Ground & Seeds, Cumin - Ground & Seeds, Garam Masala, Ginger, Indian Curry Powder, Mace, Nutmeg - Ground & Whole, Paprika - Smoked & Sweet, Pepper - Black Whole & White Ground, Rosemary, Sage, Salt - Pink Lake & Celtic, Star Anise, Turmeric.

Teas: Chai, Chamomile, Earl Grey, Green, Green Jasmine, Kukicha Twig, Licorice Root, Moringa Leaf, Peppermint, Roasted Dandelion, Rooibois Chai, Rooibos, Rosehip, Spearmint, Yerba Mate.

Baking: Almond Meal, Arrowroot Powder, Baking Powder, Banana Flour, Bi-Carb Soda, Brown Rice Flour, Cacao Butter, Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, Carob Powder, Cocoa Powder, Light Sift Flour, Maize (Corn Meal), Poppy Seeds, Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Teff Flour, Vanilla Beans, Vanilla Essence.

Fridge: Bliss Balls, Brown Rice Syrup, Coconut Water, Coconut Yoghurt, Eggs, Fruit Juices, Hemp Oil, Kombucha Kit, Local Kombucha, Local Sauerkrauts, Maca Powder, Miso Paste, Nutritional Yeast, Olives - Green & Kalamata, Raw Vegan Snacks, Tofu, Water Kefir Kit, Yoghurt.

Coconut: Coconut Flakes, Coconut Flour, Coconut Grater, Cocotap, Desiccated Coconut, Shredded Coconut.

Fresh*: Avocadoes, Coconuts, Ginger, Lemons, Limes, Turmeric.

Cleaning: Bamboo Dish Brushes, Castille Soap, Dishwashing Liquid, Epsom Salts, Laundry Liquid, Laundry Powder, Mould Master, Soap Bars - Hemp & Soapherb, Surface Spray, Web Master.

Toiletries: Bamboo Cotton Buds, Bamboo Toothbrushes, Conditioner, Hand & Body Wash, Luna Menstrual Cups, Coconut Body Scrub Pads, Pads, Panty Liners, Shampoo, Spray Deoderant Refill, Tampons, Toilet Paper, Toothpastes, Wemoon Menstrual Pads.

Sundries: Beeswax Candles, Beeswax Food Wraps, Fresh Local Sourdoughs & Gluten-Free Breads, Reusable Shopping Bags, Stainless Steel Drinking Straws.

* Seasonal availability

 

Updated 2nd June 2018.

 

Bulk ordering with Community Foods, latest product list

Bulk ordering with Community Foods, latest product list

At ComFoods, we love bulk orders. There's something satisfying about hauling big bags to the counter and giving you a big discount (upwards of 20% off retail price). But we have found that bulk orders aren't as popular as they could be. Perhaps the quantities are beyond people's needs, or the price seems too much to handle, or perhaps people just aren't aware of the ways they can make it work. Here are some tips:

Quantity

Usually there is a minimum of 2 to 5 kilograms depending on the product, but some items (e.g. teas, herbs, sprouts) are available in smaller quantities. Savvy bulk customers team up with friends or family and go halves or thirds in a bulk order. Bigger quantities = bigger savings.

Waiting for delivery
If we happen to be well-stocked in a given item, we may not even need to order in your bulk purchase specially. We can sometimes supply a bulk amount for a bulk price on the spot. The best thing to do is contact us as soon as you're thinking of making a bulk purchase. That way we can advise you on the E.T.A. and price. It also helps us bring forward the time frame for our next order, and get the product to you as soon as possible.

Also note that when we're preparing a big order with one of our suppliers, it's an ideal time to place bulk orders. Follow our social media and inquire with the shop to get a heads-up on what we're ordering next.

Product range

People often come in looking for products that we don't sell in the shop - but which we can get from our suppliers. If you're seeking a product similar to what we have in the shop, place an inquiry and we'll research its availability and price.

 

We'll soon be bringing you more features on bulk ordering. For now, refer to our latest Product list to get an idea of the range of products available. We're also pleased to announce we now provide bulk refills of Natural Scents deoderants! Produced in Kuranda, these deoderants are aluminium and alcohol-free, and feature organic essential oils to keep your armpits smelling lovely in the tropical heat.

Placing a bulk order or even a bulk enquiry is as simple as  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or giving us a call on 07 4041 5335.

   

Our olive oil producer

At a time when farmers are really suffering we can help by buying Australian organic oil.

Community Foods stocks high quality organic extra virgin olive oil from an Italian family business based in Leeton New South Wales. The Tocin family have been supplying Community Foods since the late 1990s and they continue to be a source of reliable quality oil.

Have you tried olive oil with Umeboshi plum vinegar over fresh lettuce leaves with a sprinkling of sesame and sunflower seeds? Send us your favourite recipe using olive oil and we'll add it to this website.

One of the co-op's active members was travelling down in NSW and visited the lovely Italian olive farmer we have been purchasing from for about 18 years. His home is situated in Leeton.

AldoHe told stories of how he uses a large oil press in nearby Jerilderie (both these towns are roughly 250km west of Canberra). The person who owns the press has about 400 hectares of olives and exports it all to USA. Aldo has 4 hectares and is certified organic. The organic certification person was actually doing the rounds the very next day, to check his oil press and soil on his farm.

Aldo talked about how they used to get the olives off the trees by hitting them with sticks. That was in the days when he employed 20 people. That has all changed since stricter regulations came in. He'd love to buy a new flash picking machine that shakes the trees, but they cost about $1.8 million! Aldo primarily sells to Melbourne and Sydney suppliers.

 

coconut flour

IMG_20131104_183401Organic coconut flour is a delicious, low carbohydrate, high-fibre, grain-free and naturally gluten-free alternative to wheat flour made from fresh organic coconut flesh. A versatile ingredient with a naturally sweet taste suitable for consumption by people who are sensitive to gluten, who are following a paleo or low carbohydrate diet or who simply love the fresh, sweet taste of coconut!

Read more: coconut flour

   

Coconut: the wonderfood

Coconut provides many health benefits beyond it's nutritional content. Across Asia and the Pacific the coconut palm is highly valued and coconut oil is often considered the cure for all illness. Termed "the Tree of Life" coconut is both food and medicine.

Read more: Coconut: the wonderfood

 

Buckinis - Caramelised - Activated - Raw - Organic

buckiniiis_CustomWe have a delicious new product in the shop - Caramelised Buckinis. The buckwheat is flavoured with agave, mesquite, maca powder, cinnamon and salt. All ingredients are organic and the buckwheat has been activated. Activating involves soaking the seed, washing then dehydrating. This effectively starts the sprouting process, resulting in a food that is higher in vitamins and minerals while still being a raw product. 

Did you know that buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but related to the sorrel and rhubard family? So this product is gluten free.

Caramelised buckini is also proudly FairTrade, vegan and low GI.

   

Olive Oil

Olive-OilOur olive oil is sourced directly from the producer in Leeton NSW.

It's taste and freshness make it an outstanding oil to choose!

It is organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

We recommend storing your olive oil in a dark bottle away from heat.

 

Sea Vegetables: Wakame & Dulse

Seaweeds are sea vegetables that help to alkalise our bodies.

They are raw, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

At the co-op you will find Tasmanian wakame and Canadian Dulse.

Read more: Sea Vegetables: Wakame & Dulse

   

Dates

Assorted-DatesThe commercial plantations began in Alice Springs in the 1990's. This was long after the dates were first introduced by Afghan cameleers travelling through the outback.

The Australian date season usually runs from February to June.

 

Chia Seeds

We have the new season Chia seeds back in store.

Chia promote heart health, supports joint function and mobility and aids a healthy digestive system.

Read more: Chia Seeds

   

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