Karri Country Good Food is an incorporated volunteer run co-operative venture.
The objectives of KCGF are:
- To educate people about growing organic produce and sustainable living;
- To promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices;
- To encourage the community to buy and sell local produce;
- To provide good quality food at an affordable price;
- To build a sense of community through co-operation and collaboration;
- To undertake other activities compatible with the above objects.
The Co-op is managed by a committee of volunteers and is run entirely by volunteers who serve at the counter, collect food orders and pack food bought in bulk from wholesale suppliers.
On the initiative of Kate Haslam, KCGF was founded in 2002 by a team of volunteers, who over the years have included John Walters, Roy Moss, Deanna Moss, Lizzie Troup, Sonia Eaton, Helen Nixon, Megan Abbott, Fiona Sinclair and others who, after housing KCGF in the old Telecentre building, secured the current premises on Wheatley Coast Road thanks to the generosity of Brian and Zona Richards who sold the building to KCGF on favourable terms. Karri Country Good Food became an incorporated body in 2005.
KCGF is now managed and operated by a team of volunteers who perform all the functions of the KCGF shop and Fruitopia community garden on a voluntary basis.