Ethical shopping

Using the Shop Ethical! guide you can learn how companies of the products you buy score on environmental and social criteria. Knowing the good and the bad of common brands’ supply chains means you can make a more informed choice when making purchases.

Limiting your plastic use

Try to avoid single-use plastic items when shopping such as plastic bags or takeaway coffee cups. This will help reduce the amount of waste we produce and limit harmful effects to the environment. Plastic Free July has a comprehensive guide of alternatives to different types of plastic products.

Local and seasonal fruit and vegetables

Buying produce at a time of year when it would normally grow means less energy use, less transportation and less refrigeration.

Visit CERES Fair Food to find out which seasons are best to buy your favourite fruit and vegetables. Buying your fruit and vegetables in season also means you’re more likely to end up supporting locally produced food.

Your nearest farmers’ market are:

  • Ashwood Chadstone Community Fruit and Vegetable Market
    Held at Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesdays 12pm - 2pm
    34 Amaroo Crescent Chadstone
    Phone: 9807 2625 / 9807 0570
  • Ashwood College Farmers Market
    Held at Ashwood College the third Saturday of every month 9am-1pm
    Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147
    Phone: 0415 754 666
  • Wheelers Hill Farmers Market
    This market is held on the third Saturday of each month 8am-1pm.
    Jells Park South, Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150
    Phone: 5664 0096

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Last updated: 23 June 2019