Our Impact

We create a weekly gathering space that promotes community connections, celebrates diversity, and provides dignified access to quality affordable produce.

 

82%

of customers have increased their fruit and vegetable consumption.

95%

of customers find the produce to be of good or very good quality.

90%

of customers feel more connected to community.

 

Customer profile

  • 500 customers every week

  • 22 different nationalities

  • 1 in 3 are food insecure

  • 86% are low income

 

Affordability

Price is the main reason people don’t eat more fruit and vegetables. Our produce is:

  • 60% cheaper than supermarkets

  • 77% cheaper than grocers within 1km of the markets

  • 82% of customers eat more fruit and vegetables since attending the market.

 
 

Price Comparision

The cost to purchase 1kg each of apples, oranges, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes and pumpkin.
 
 

Community Connections

Markets are a place to meet and make friends, get involved in community groups, share cooking tips and encourage children to snack on healthy foods.

  • 90% of customers feel more connected to the community as a result of shopping at the market.

  • 70% of customers have met and connected with other people as a result of shopping at the market.

 

Access

Market locations enable people with mobility constraints to access affordable produce.

  • 48% attend the market weekly

  • 73% live within 1km of the market

  • 64% walk to the market

 

Quality & Choice

Our range of produce allows people to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and cook culturally appropriate meals.

  • 61 different types of fruit and vegetables

  • 90% of customers feel the range allowed them to cook culturally appropriate meals

  • 95% of customers describe the quality as good or very good

 

Summary

The Community Grocer is having a significant impact on the social and physical well-being of our customers. They feel more connected to community, are eating healthier meals and enjoy spending time at the market.