Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Love me some Bountiful Baskets


I heard about Bountiful Baskets from another blog (can’t remember whose), but I decided to check it out this week and I loved it so I wanted to share!fruits-and-vegetables Basically it’s a food co-op that allows you to contribute and then get a ton of fresh produce for a lot less than the grocery store. It’s completely run by volunteers which is amazing (you are encouraged to volunteer) and there are tons of pick up sites across Utah as well as Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Washington. {60C1E76B-DFEA-4141-A617-DE7F44E06337} {A98294F1-73F0-4AA4-ABD3-7FCCCEC9B9C2}             In order to get a basket, you have to log on to their site here on Tuesdays starting at noon (you may have to double check but I think this is the time). Then you can choose your pick up site and what you want to order. The regular baskets are $15 and then you can add bread, strawberries and other seasonal food.{0D450A59-4B0B-4041-BA42-0558CCFAD132}                                                  I picked up my basket on Saturday at 8:15 am and it was only a few minutes from my house. I had to wait about 15 minutes but it was so efficient and I was amazed at what I got:

  • roma tomatoes
  • 3 heads of broccoli
  • bunch of bananas
  • squash
  • yams
  • romaine lettuce
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • apples
  • oranges
  • onions
  • pineapple

I think that’s everything but I might forget a few things! We had a salad last night with the lettuce and tomatoes and it was delish! The apples and strawberries were also amazing and I’m really excited about it! I ended up paying exactly $19.50 for taxes/processing and a first time fee. But I think I got a lot more than I paid and I love having fresh yummy food to eat. So go check it out!