This week we picked up another awesome Bountiful Basket. We almost didn’t however – we were so busy this week that we forgot we had ordered on Monday, tried to order again on Tuesday and were disappointed as they were sold out. To our shock, our good friend Stacy (which happens to be the site coordinator for this week) calls us up and asks if we were planning to pick up our basket. 🙂 Thankfully we only live three minutes away from our pick-up location – thank you Stacy and we can’t thank you enough!
With all that said, we would have been bummed to not have received this weeks basket (we have been buying organic produce for a number of months now and continue to love them!). We can’t wait to enjoy our eggplant. I know Cassie already posted our menu, but possibly I can make her some eggplant parmigiana (which is her favorite and I need to find a great recipe!). Do you have a good one? I’d love to have you share it!
Here’s what we received in this week’s basket:
- 5 lbs organic russet potatoes
- 1 bunch organic bananas
- 1 organic eggplant
- 6 organic oranges
- 7 organic apples
- 1 head organic lettuce
- 1 head organic broccoli
- 2 large organic tomatoes
- 7 organic pears
- 8 organic kiwis
- 2 organic avocados
- 4 organic zucchinis
- 2 organic cucumbers
As we have mentioned many times before, we love to get our produce this way – especially when we can get such a great value for the organic produce which would cost us quite a bit more in-store!
You can see past examples of our produce baskets by seeing our previous posts here. Each week, it is a surprise what we will receive. But we love it!!
We have also posted this information before, but we wanted to keep posting it in these posts so that everyone reading can have some ideas on how to get involved with a produce co-op:
There are many produce co-ops and grocery co op groups and it’s various forms across the nation that you can join and be a part of. A good place to start looking is at a the site localharvest.org (which id going to help you get organic local food) or coopdirectory.org (I am not sure how updated this site is as our area’s listings were old and many not listed, but at least worth a shot!) or search produce co-op your state under google and see what listings come up. Also, Money Saving Mom posted an article on how to start your own produce co-op, especially if you could not find one in your area.