Green Caravan is a bulk ordering group that buys pantry items on a monthly basis, and delivers them to your door. By buying in bulk we reduce postage costs and packaging waste. We specialise in flours, grains, nuts, dried fruit, Cacao products and gluten free things.
We aim to support producers who are small, niche, and make their goods in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.
Green is Emma’s favourite colour, and is supposed to represent eco friendly. And Caravan sounds hippy-ish and communal. Let’s buy great food together!
We try to sell things you can’t purchase in mainstream shops.
It might be that the producer is too small for the big players, or it’s a weird food, or it’s an organic or sustainably produced version of something common.
Green Caravan is a service that is trying to diversify food habits – we increase options for consumers, so we aren’t all tied to buying what a supermarket wants to sell us.
We aim to favour a local producer over an internationally organic one. If a product is local, we can more easily question how it is produced.
Being informed gives us the power to support like-minded producers – even if it’s not cheaper! – price point isn’t our determining feature when selecting products.
If you know of a local supplier you’d like to support (or if you are one!!), please email us, and we’ll look into it!
Organic producers are *usually* trying to farm in a sustainable way – by looking after their soils, managing their water and avoiding pesticides.
But sometimes we don’t know how a product is farmed – did they just convert their pesticides to organic pesticides, but are still involved in wholesale soil degradation / water mismanagement?
Sometimes it’s hard for us to work this out, so that’s why buying local is more important to us.
Phil thinks a lot about how food is produced, and how we fancy-living consumer types can get closer to our food, and the good people who produce it. He is a high school teacher, and also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. Need a new backyard with food in it? Ask him. He runs the website, and does some heavy lifting when required.
Emma built this business up over a few years while being on maternity leave with our kids. She works as an occupational therapist, but is also the admin guru and customer care consultant. She makes most of the treats that appear on facebook and instagram. She’s organised, smart and loves good food…
The kids are Moses – he’s nearly 5, and Frankie – nearly 2… They specialise in eating Green Caravan produce and sometimes draw on the receipt slips 😉