Meet the Team: Amelia at Greenwood

Hi, I am Amelia, the owner of the Greenwood store which opened in October 2018.⠀

I grew up as part of a farming family the WA wheat belt before moving to Perth to start university and then a career in Accounting. I then lived in the UK for 10 years where I met my husband and had two lovely daughters. In 2007 we all came back and settled into the community in and around Duncraig. We have two dogs who are much loved by all of us. I love hiking, reading, cooking, swimming and yoga (and I used to be pretty decent at badminton) but managing the store takes almost all of my time nowadays. It’s a good thing I love spending my time there – helping our lovely customers with the support of the very talented and committed Greenwood team is more rewarding than any job I have ever had!⠀

My favourite non-food product is the reusable baking liners. I love baking with my girls and these liners work perfectly and survive year after year with heaps of use. We have some cut out ready to go for each of our frequently used baking tins. As for favourite food products, all the pantry staples are awesome but I do have a particular weakness for our honey cashews when I am feeling like a sweet treat and for the smoked almonds when I fancy something savoury.⠀

My tip for switching to a waste-free pantry is don’t think you have to do it all in one hit. As you run out of something, just put whatever clean and empty container works for you (label it first!) into a box/bag/basket. Then just bring them into the store to fill. No need to even write a shopping list 😉 and easy to unpack when you get home! If you use a lot of a particular product and don’t like to run out before refilling, rotate between two containers so that when one gets low, you put the second one in. ⠀

Look forward to seeing you in the store!