Welcome to The New Leaf Co-op
The New Leaf Co-op is Edinburgh’s friendly, hands-on wholefood store. We focus on products that are fresh, local, organic, low packaging, and reasonably priced. We’re very proud of our jam-packed co-op shop, and hope to see you there soon!
July – Update: The New Leaf Co-Op will be closed 6th – 31st July for exciting DIY – Re-Opening 1st August
Customers and friends,
In an important update, we want to let you know that the shop will be closed from 6th – 31st July, re-opening on the 1st August.
Closing for these weeks provides us with an exciting opportunity to work through some long overdue 🛠️ DIY 🛠️projects, and come up with robust post-corona strategies that will contribute to a thriving New Leaf. We recognise that this will be sad news for some, but we’re really looking forward to welcoming you back in August to a slightly Newer Leaf 🌿
We’ve made this decision so that we can provide a better working environment for our staff and a better shopping experience for our customers. It’s one of the advantages of being a workers’ co-op – we are truly empowered to create the space we want! Anyone who’s been inside our shop knows that it requires some masterful feng-shui and squish squashing to make everything fit…hopefully we can improve on that a bit 💪
We’re so happy to have been able to stay open and functioning over these last few months, and grateful too for everyone’s support as we got our new systems up and running. A massive thank you and some New Leaf love to our brilliant customers, suppliers, staff members, and all those who’ve offered their time and energy to give us a helping hand ✊💞✊ We’re still open as normal (the new normal, that is) until July 5th, so keep clicking and collecting, popping by our window counter to say hi, and stocking up on your favourite New Leaf goodies 🌿
In order to protect our customers, workers, and suppliers, we have taken the difficult decision to stop customers from coming into the shop in order to limit potential spreading. We have set up a pre-order & collection service via this website, subject to a £15 minimum order as each order takes us some time to administrate, if you need less than 5 items you can just ask at the counter where you can also buy fresh products (milk, bread, eggs, veg and fruit, which don’t count towards the limit of 5. See our opening hours for counter service & pre-order collection times).
We hope to support our community, local suppliers and our co-op workers through these difficult times and are doing everything we can to be able keep providing local, organic, nutritious and low waste wholefoods.
If you are looking to buy some of the following: organic milk, fresh, locally baked bread, organic eggs, organic veg & fruit bags, there is no need to pre-order, these items are sold over the counter. You can also purchase five additional (any) items over the counter. If you are doing a larger shopping, we encourage you to use our online pre-order service. You can simply place an order here (for people without access to the internet we have pre-order forms available. You can pick up a form at the shop & return it to us. In case of any questions, please call on 0131-228-8548 to discuss). Please note we are not offering refills at the moment. For now, we have limited the availability of our bulk lines and they are being sold packed down in compostable cellophane bags.
If you are self-isolating we want to support you and are hoping to set up a non-contact delivery service soon. At present this is not in place yet, please be patient while we are looking into options. However, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can work out how to best answer your needs.
Let’s all look after each other in these difficult times.
Lots of love, the New Leaf Co-op Team