A healthy and sustainable future is at the heart of Figtree Organics. Established in Figtree Grove for over 30 years, the store is a go-to for customers looking for raw treats and health foods. Specialising in gluten free and vegan products, the store also stocks proteins, cosmetics and supplements. Our pick? The most delicious peanut butter, which is grinded and packaged by the team using Australian peanuts (with nothing else added). Yum! The free-range eggs are also a must-have for customers looking to support local farmers.
Owners Alison and Jodie have run the store for the past two years but collectively have worked in the health food industry for over 50 years (they know their stuff!). Their aim is to passionately deliver the Illawarra a number one healthy destination. We certainly think they’ve achieved just that! The team are all proud Wollongong locals. You’ll find Alison and Jodie managing the store alongside Wendy (who is an expert in body building and protein supplements) and Alison’s daughter Toria (who looks after all things digital and is setting up a new online buying system).
We asked the team for their recommendation on a must try product. The answer? You can’t go past the locally made vegan raw treats. “They’re delicious, guilt free, gluten and dairy free, plus refined sugar free” says Alison. Recently, a range of homewares has also been introduced to the store. This offering includes gorgeous glassware, teapots and farm animals, which are perfect for gifts for family and friends.
Working in retail has been very rewarding for both Alison and Jodie. They have enjoy getting to know all the Figtree Organic customers and helping them find the right products. They also like to support the community, making donations to school and supplier fundraisers. Every three months, they have a stall at the ‘Planted’ vegan markets in Wollongong, showcasing their range and meeting like-minded locals.
When you’re next out shopping, we recommend popping into Figtree Organics and saying hello to the team. It’s a foodie destination for those after a healthy alternative and sustainable way of living.