Membership activities and events

Our member trips are predominantly focused on visits to food producers across southern England. In order to make these trips more relevant and valuable for both Southern Co-op and members attending, these have become more geographically targeted.

Members will be invited to join trips relevant to where they live, to visit truly ‘local’ producers who supply our Local Flavours range within members’ surrounding area. This will enable members to meet the producers within their own community, see how products are made, gain a greater insight into Southern Co-op and understand the relationship between Southern Co-op and their local producer and importantly, be able to buy the products stocked in our stores local to them, thereby helping to sustain their local economy.

We will also be working with other partner organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts and Tuppenny Barn to develop member education sessions on sustainability subjects such as bees and wildlife friendly gardening. As our Love Your Neighbourhood programme develops, there may be more opportunities to find out about partner organisations, and these will be advertised when the information is available.

We are currently working to create a series of member events for 2018, please keep checking here for updates.