One of the nurses at work told me about this local co-op called Bountiful Baskets. For $15 you can get a produce basket full of grocery store/restaurant quality produce. I’m not talking a puny basket here….there was one small laundry basket of veges and one of fruit. There is a $3 sign up fee, but after that, it’s just $15 each time you order. You don’t have to order every week (some places it’s only available every other week), you can order however many times you want. I ordered this week for the first time, it took me a bit to understand it, but I figured it out eventually. Every time you order you make a $15 “contribution” and you’re good to go. They also ask that you volunteer to help sort the produce when it arrives whenever you can.
They also have different other things you can order each time, since it was my first time, I only ordered the basket. They had a special Mexican produce basket this time, as well as tortillas, bread and sweet bread. When we picked up our stuff, I was really sad I hadn’t ordered the tortillas, they looked wonderful.
Take a look at what we received:
Here’s the breakdown:
1 basketball sized head of leaf lettuce (gigantic)
1 large cabbage
2 bundles of spinach
2 bundles of asparagus
6 small cucumbers
6 small zucchini
5 concorde pears
1 box strawberries
2 boxes blueberries
9 small braeburn apples
How’d we make out? I was so excited to see what we received! It's always a surprise what you get, they try to do seasonal things when available. I would recommend this to anyone. There are locations all over Utah as well as Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Washington. We are so excited!!!The mystery: Has anyone else participated in a local co-op? How did you like it? How did it work?