What is NOC? The Newport Organic Collective
NOC is a community based, not for profit business, run by exclusively by volunteers – we have no paid personnel. In exchange for contributing our time and a small annual membership fee ($35), we are able to purchase, for $30, a weekly box of certified organic fruit and veggies direct from the farmer with the option to also purchase organic breads. During the year we also arrange occasional dry goods bulk purchases of grocery items (e.g. nuts, rice, flour, legumes, oils etc.). From time to time we make bulk purchases of environmentally sustainable items such as ‘What the Crap’ toilet paper, tissues and stainless steel drink bottles (EcoTankas).
Members are also able to borrow various items of equipment owned by the membership. These include a food dehydrator.
How it Works
We currently purchase the majority of our produce direct from a farmer, Green Gully Organics. Every Thursday the farmer delivers pre-sorted boxes to a location in Champion Rd, Williamstown by 2pm. Members living in close proximity arrange shared pickup and delivery among themselves with the aid of the member contact list. You can order multiple boxes up to 30 days in advance, but you do not need to order a box every week.
Benefits of Membership
Requirements of Membership
Members must live in Hobsons Bay. Members are encouraged to contribute to the operation of the Collective by taking at least one of several active roles or be on the Committee. Read about the roles below.