Bountiful Baskets

As some of you may have heard on facebook I love Bountiful Baskets! I heard about it from a friend who lives in SLC about this wonderful Co-Op. That is what it is, a Co-op. You can get tons of produce for $15. I have figured I can get the same amount for $30 or more. There are many states that provides this Co-op. They are in Idaho, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas.

Bountiful Baskets is a volunteer run Food Co-Op. The get their food where restaurants get it so it is great quality food. Since they are cutting out the middle man it costs a lot less. They do ask that you do volunteer when you can so they can keep this program running.

I have been doing it for a few weeks and I LOVE it! We are saving so much money on produce.

This basket is from this week. I got
2 stalks of celery
2 small bunches of broccoli
1 cantaloupe
2 coconuts (anyone want them?)
9 bananas
5 tomatoes
7 apples
12 red potatoes
bunch of romaine lettuce
14 apricots
bunch of green beans
All for $15

Some weeks they have extra things like bread, tortillas, cakes, mexican packs or italian packs. And they also sometimes have cases of things like tomatoes, carrots or strawberries.

This week I got the Mexican pack it came with

green onions


2 yellow onions

6 limes

2 garlic

4 avocados

12 jalapenos (some are huge!)

13 tomatillos

This all cost $7.50 This was my first basket from a few weeks ago.

Some may only have to buy baskets every other week. But I have chosen to buy every week and just eat more produce. Hopefully our bodies will reap the benefits. If only Tegan will be more adventurous lol

Now are you wondering how to get your basket?

You will want to go to the Bountiful Basket site and make an account. On Monday they will post what sites are available and how many are left. I suggest getting on Monday morning to see when they will be posting them. They can be gone very fast so I suggest getting on right after they post them. You never know what you are going to get in your baskets so no you can not chose what you get. I find it more fun this way and I have experimented with many fruits that I don't ever buy because of expensive prices at the grocery store.

You pick up your baskets on Saturday at the time that they have set up. You will have 20 minutes to pick up your basket or they will donate they food to local fire stations. If you can not pick it up you can give your receipt (confirmation) to a friend and they can get it for you.

You may want to take something to bring your produce home in. I take a laundry basket and it is full every time. And be prepared...it can be very heavy. I am trying to find some kind of cart so I can roll it around.

They also have a Facebook group. Join it! People post recipes. You can also get questions answered really fast on there. Make sure to read the Q&A page on Bountiful Baskets. It will answer any questions you may have. I would also love to answer any questions that you may have.

Have Fun!!

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