EVERYTHING old is new again at Glass and Brown Paper Pantry, a little shop with big ideals. The new business at 22 Burnett St, New Norfolk, is the brainchild of Meg and Adam Fraser, local residents who were sick of having to go to great lengths to find plastic-free groceries.
“We decided to put our money where our mouth is,” Meg said. They bought a former chainsaw shop and spent months fitting it out as an old-style grocery store where nothing is sold in plastic. The doors opened about two months ago and the shop is going from strength to strength.
There’s Ashgrove milk on tap, sold in reusable glass bottles. Locally-sourced meat is in compostable packaging, and convenience meals are made on-site and sold in glass. Almost anything else you need for your kitchen can be carried out in your own container. This includes sugar, flour, cereal, dried fruits and much more. Gluten-free and organic provisions are also stocked.
Glass and Brown Paper Pantry can be found on Facebook and the shop is open from 9.30am-5.30pm from Tuesday to Friday, and from 9am-2pm on Saturdays. There’s even a jar-return loyality program.
See below for details about their Christmas hamper offer.