Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bountiful Basket Co-Op

I finally did it. . . . I tried out a food Co-Op. The one I tried is for fruits and vegetables. My sister Candee started doing it a few months ago, and she calls me to ask me how to use up a kind of vegetable that she got in her bountiful basket. They don't have it in every state, but these are the states that they have it.

  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Washington
If you live in one of these states, you should check it out and see if they have a location near you.

For $15 you can get the regular basket, or for $25 you can get the organic basket. They both have about half fruits, half vegetables. It is whatever fruits and vegetables are in season, and it is as local as they can get it. It is all volunteer run, so there is no overhead cost. I got all of what is pictured for $25. I think that is about half what I would pay for it at a grocery store. I tried the organic one. You do have to pick it up at 7am on a Sat morning, but you don't have to do it every Sat. You can do it as much or as little as you would like. You pay before you go, and you show them your printed out receipt.

Have you tried out something similar? Let me know if you live near me and want to take turns picking it up!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of Bountiful Baskets but never tried them. I've gotten food through the Community Food co-op (same exact idea). It's only once a month and you can add meats, bread, etc to your order.