Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bountiful Baskets Bounties

Recently I’ve begun ordering baskets from Bountiful Baskets, and have been delighted with the results!

What is Bountiful Baskets?  It’s a nationwide food co-op which includes fresh vegetables, fruit, bread, and other food items weekly (or every two weeks, depending on your location).

Bountiful Baskets is growing by leaps and bounds, with more volunteer-led locations springing up each week.

So, what do you get in the basket?  Basket content changes every week, so there’s always something new to try.  Usually you receive six types of vegetables and six types of fruit.  Here’s this week’s bounty:


1 cantaloupe
1 pineapple
2 mangoes
8 bananas
5 kiwi fruits
8 apples
brussels sprouts
2 English cucumbers
5 hot peppers
3 bell peppers
3-lb. bag of butter gold potatoes
1living butter lettuce (in the
   plastic box under the broccoli)

All of the above was $15, plus a handling fee of $1.50.  That,  my friends, is a bargain – have you shopped the produce aisles lately?  I have never had a problem  with the quality of anything I’ve received.  A benefit is that my girls are trying things I would not normally purchase (kiwi, mangoes, fresh pineapple, etc.).

Weekly add-ons are also offered – anything from bread, to organic tomatoes, to granola, to specialty packs.  I added the Asian pack this week:

asian pack

Bok Choy
Napa cabbage
2 yellow onions
1 head garlic
8 water chestnuts
1 bunch scallions
1 celery
Thai basil
Snow peas
Fresh ginger

Price for the Asian pack was $8.50.  Yet another amazing bargain. 


Want more info?

Locate pick-up sites and learn how to start participating in Bountiful Baskets.

Read the FAQ, the co-op’s policies, or get product storage information.

Check them out on FACEBOOK.

Try Bountiful Baskets – and enjoy!

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