La Brouette (“The Wheelbarrow”) is a sustainable grocery store in Lausanne. It offers local products, from organic farming, and sold in bulk, without packaging. As a cooperative, La Brouette, involves producers and volunteer cooperators in the life of the grocery store!
How does it work?
The grocery store is ecologically responsible. It offers products from organic farming, and from local sources. Food is sold in bulk, without packaging. So, it’s up to you to bring your own containers.
Organized as a cooperative, La Brouette operates thanks to the voluntary participation of its cooperators and the work of its two co-managers.
Focus is on 5 axes:
- Local production
- Bulk sale
- Organic agriculture
- Direct contact with producers who receive a guaranteed fair remuneration
La Brouette does not seek profit and there are no dividends paid to its members. The members of the cooperative, cooperators and sympathizers, have access to the accounts of the various projects and can participate, by vote, in the management of all the cooperative’s projects in progress.
La Brouette has to make a margin on the sale of products to cover certain fixed costs. Margins are known to all. Volunteering helps lower fixed costs and therefore selling prices.
Bulk is simple!
Come with your containers or buy them at the grocery store.
All instructions are explained on site and, of course, the co-managers are happy to help.