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Polystyrene esky there's something I have to tell you.

For a long time now I've been having this conversation over and over in my head - it goes something like.....

.....Polystyrene esky, I think we need to change our relationship.   I know we've been together for a long time but it feels like we've got this unhealthy co-dependant thing going on.  It's, it''s....well you're just not cool, well you are, but you're really not. And I know we try to do our best by reusing you but too often we run out and then a new pallet load of little poly eskys are delivered to the warehouse and it feels so wrong to be bringing more and more of you into the world.  Yes, yes I know you can be recycled and remanufactured into domestic building products.....but the thing is I don't think we actually need you. 

I've spoken about it with the guys at the warehouse and they say that other delivery services don't use polystyrene like we do they just ask their home delivery customers to leave eskys out with ice packs inside.  And for people who don't have an esky we can just use one of our permanent ones and charge a refundable deposit.  The new website has this deposit system see.  I know it'll take a little while to get used to it but I wanted to tell you now so you can get your things together.  And look I bet there are plenty of broccolini farmers out there who really need someone like you. 

Stay tuned for more on our polystyrene esky break-up coming soon.


Everybody's talking soup at me 

Firstly sorry to all Glen Campbell fans for possibly our worst headline ever - it's not always easy coming up with this stuff.  So last week Shelley Heppell from Green Gully Organics said it's definitely time for it, Josh, Fair Food's produce buyer has built this week's set boxes around it, the Thursday recipe email was full of them and it's even been proclaimed World International Soup Week, well by me anyway. Josh says the Antarctic vortex (aka Winter) that has been gripping Australia will definitely have an impact on growers.  The word on the street is that produce availability apart from typical soup ingredients will be very limited this week which in tandem with the vortex means it's as good a time as any to get a never ending pot of winter soup on the stove.

New Food Host Richmond

So we have a new Food Host in Richmond.  I'd like to welcome Jean who is so generously sharing her York St verandah (pick-up on the left-hand side of the porch, behind the lemon tree and remember to close the gate).  York St is a Tuesday delivery so orders need to be in by midnight the Sunday before.  Say 'hi' to Jean if you see her, she is replacing Lou from Charles St, who we owe a big thanks to - all our best for the future.

And in more breaking Richmond news Jesse, Fair Food's logistics manager, has shifted Richmond home deliveries from Wednesdays to Tuesdays.

Have a warm week


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