Monday, May 17, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

I started doing a food co op called Bountiful Baskets. Let me tell you that I love it. It is a really cool way to get fresh, inexpensive produce each week. If you happen to have this program in your area, try it.

This is what I received Saturday:

  • 8 bananas
  • 6 mangos
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 6 corn on the cobs
  • 8 peaches
  • 8 limes
  • a 3 lb bag of apples
  • 2 butternut squash
  • a mini watermelon
  • a small bag of mini carrots
  • a bunch of brussel sprouts
  • and a large head of romaine lettuce
All of the above items cost me $15. That's it. What's really nice is I get different produce each week. It's not the same thing from week to week. So, while we have brussel sprouts this week, next week we most likely won't.

This is how it works:

I get online on Monday afternoons and put my order in. On Saturday morning I take a laundry basket and go to a designated area to pick up my produce. I then plan my week's worth of meals around the produce.

The best thing about it for me? I love that I get to come up with new things to eat around the basket. It feels like a challenge to me to have to use it all up before the next basket comes.