Monday, June 14, 2010
Living in Nevada this year, I knew I would be missing our CSA share program that we participated in last year in Ohio. However, I've been really happy to stumble upon a food co-op called Bountiful Baskets. You can purchase produce baskets on a weekly basis, but there is no commitment required. Just purchase whenever you want one.
The baskets are 50% fruit & 50% vegetables. The photo above is the conventional basket that I purchased last week. The conventional basket is the same foods that the grocery stores purchase. The co-op just pools everybody's money together & is able to purchase the food at a great savings to the contributors.
Get this though, the conventional basket costs $15.00 plus a $1.50 handling fee. So all the food in the top image cost me $16.50!
This week we were also able to purchase a tortilla pack which included 3 dozen large flour tortillas (and I mean large!), 2 dozen small flour & 2 dozen small corn tortillas for $10. They look handmade & we are so exited to try them out as burritos tonight!
They also offer an organic basket which I picked up a few weeks ago. (pictured below. sorry for the crappy photo.) The organic baskets cost $25 and are only available every other week. I loved this organic basket! Everything was delicious. Especially the berries & grapes. They were so perfectly sweet. No tartness at all.
Bountiful Baskets are available in Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming & Texas. Check their website to see if they are available in your city. While it's not all locally grown food, I don't feel bad participating, since nothing is grown locally here in the middle of the desert. And I get to experience the excitement of picking up my surprise produce. That really is thrilling to me. Not exactly sure why, but it's fun. Also, I sure do love a deal & this definitely is a good deal.
Posted by Candace at 1:11 PM