Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

(Image from Here)

If you live in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho or Washington and love fresh produce, this post is for you!

When we lived in Arizona we participated in Bountiful Baskets. After living in Utah for 1.5 years, we finally signed up here and once again, we weren't disappointed.

Bountiful Baskets is a produce co-op found throughout the above mentioned states. Basically you get a boat load (ok, only a basket load) of high quality produce for super cheap. This is the same produce usually reserved for restaurants and grocery stores, but since the work is all done by volunteers within the co-op, it is available for only $15.00 for a conventional basket (some locations offer organic baskets). Each week is different, so you never know what kind of produce you will get, but it gives you the chance to try new things.

I wish I had taken a picture, but didn't think give you an idea of how much produce you can expect, this last week $15 got us:

1 bunch of bananas
3 lbs of apples
2 bunches of celery
2 bunches of asparagus
2 heads of green leaf lettuce
1 head of cabbage
8 kiwis
2 small bags of radishes
4 cucumbers
1 lb of strawberries
1 carton of blueberries
1 acorn squash

Since there are just 2 adults, a toddler, and a newborn in our family we decided to split the basket with some friends of ours. We found we do eat a lot of produce and could probably do a whole basket ourselves, but won't sign up weekly, probably only twice a month.

Bountiful Baskets also does bread and occasionally specials offerings such as produce by the case, ethnic produce packs, pantry items, desserts and other specialty breads.

If you want more information, take a look HERE.

Happy Wednesday!

2 People Had to Say...:

Mia said...

WE LOVE BB too! Which reminds me, I better go sign up for Saturday!
Congratulations on the baby!

Josey's mom said...

I checked in on you this morning for the first time in a LONG WHILE- CONGRATS ON THE NEW BABE!

And a nice little reminder of AZ with Bountiful Baskets post-we are now in Germany!

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