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Karri Country Good Food celebrate 20 years of eco-friendly sales at seasonal dinner

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Karri Country Good Food marked 20 years of operation with a seasonal dinner for local producers.
Camera IconKarri Country Good Food marked 20 years of operation with a seasonal dinner for local producers. Credit: Supplied/Majimup-Bridgetown Times

A volunteer-run Northcliffe organic and local poduce store celebrated two decades of eco-friendly operation by putting on a smorgasbord of locally grown food.

In honour of its 20-year milestone Karri Country Good Food — a not-for-profit cooperative store — held its first seasonal celebratory dinner.

With volunteers each bringing some of their homegrown food, volunteer staff member Janet Leigh said local producers are the “star” of the small stores selection.

“I thought we should gather as many producers as we could and say thank you — thank you for your patronage, thank you for your amazing produce,” she said.

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Aiming to encourage sustainable living and educate residents on how to grow food organically, KCGF offers a range of bulk dry goods, organic flours, sustainable cleaning products and seasonal produce.

Ms Leigh said the store has a loyal following and she hopes it remains one of Northcliffe’s “hidden gems” that makes healthy eating habits easier.

“We are changing consumers food buying habits, the quality of the food they eat and the consideration they take in making choices that impact the planet,” she said.

“We are unapologetic about the radical seasonality of what we have available and champion the efforts producers take in caring for their land.”

“(The seasonal dinner) was the most tangible way possible to honour producers and bring to the foreground this community of people that do their bit to care for land, take pride in local and love what they do.”

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