We have talked about how we will purchase our produce several weeks out of the year from a produce co-op. The co-op is called Bountiful Baskets and we have ordered from them for years. They have grown to be in several locations nationwide.
You can read more details and information about this nationwide co-op on the previous post here.
But, we also sometimes like to share what we picked up because it is a total surprise and sometimes it is a much better deal than other times.
So, here’s the order we picked up this past Saturday. Bountiful Baskets offers conventional baskets for $15 and organic baskets for $25 each week. Plus, they have extra offerings that you can buy (including other fruit/veggie packs, fresh tortillas pack and fresh organic breads packs).
We almost always grab the organic basket when we do order. Well, here’s what we got for $25 this week.
Here’s what we got: (all organic)
- 2 GIANT sweet potatoes
- 3 yellow squash
- 3 zucchini
- 4 pears
- 6 apples
- 1 mango
- 1 bunch of chard
- 1 package of cherry tomatoes
- 1 package of romaine lettuce
- 1 bunch of bananas
- small pile of fingerling potatoes
We also grabbed an 8lb. case of mangoes for $8.50 as an extra offering – which was about 13 mangoes.
We want to hear from you, do you think this was a good deal this week? Based on your area and the ability to get fresh organic produce in your area, do you think you can get all of this for $25?
We have done bountiful baskets in the past, and while I did enjoy it, I sometimes did not care for getting things my family would not eat. Now as empty nesters, I know we would not use it all in time so we stopped. About 7 weeks ago a lady started coming to a local church with all fresh organic produce. We go every Saturday and buy our fruits and veggies. I love the freshness of it all and love the prices and I love that I pick just what we will eat and nothing goes to waste. I will say with bountiful baskets we did try things we would normally not try because I refuse to waste. lol
We are empty nesters and we have done bountiful baskets for several years. Our site is every other week and that is about right for us. We have expanded our recipes and food experiences so much. I have learned to use so many more foods, some we love and some not so much. In our area fresh produce is very expensive and the selection is very limited. So we feel like this is a good deal. I have gotten some of the add ones which have been very good and very inexpensive. Do like the baskets.