What an amazing week for another amazing Bountiful Basket. After being gone for a couple of weekends combined with down-time of the co-op over the holidays, we can’t really express how much we missed our basket of produce. This week especially looks like a prime week to have started back up – between the pineapple, the blackberries, tomatoes, and kiwis it looks like this basket was definitely a great deal.
Here’s what we received in this week’s basket:
- 6 green apples
- 1 head green leaf lettuce
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 bunch of bananas
- 1 pineapple
- 1 bag of brussel sprouts
- 1 bunch broccoli
- 7 kiwis
- 11 oranges
- 5 red tomatoes
- 3 yellow squash
- 1 pint blackberries (gone moments after the picture was taken)
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.