Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Bounty

At work, I heard about a produce co-op, Bountiful Baskets.  Every Saturday you have the opportunity to get a basket of vegetables and other things for a great price.  The week, our first week, we got the following things for $40:
  • Strawberries-1 basket
  • Bananas-1 large bunch
  • Apples-10 Galas
  • Kiwi fruit-11
  • Cantaloupe-1
  • Romaine Lettuce-1 head
  • Celery-1head
  • Red bell peppers-2 large
  • Onion-1
  • Artichokes-2
  • Carrots-2 bags
All of the above things were $16.00
We added the following:
  • Ciabatta-5 loaves-$10
  • Box of tomatoes-40 huge tomatoes-$10.50
It is a great deal!!  It is like chopped...you have to think of what to do with what you get!! Your first week you also pay $3 for the baskets they have at the pick up area for sorting the produce!!

We have given our neighbor a loaf of bread and some tomatoes.  I made spaghetti sauce from 12 of the tomatoes-I have never done this from scratch!!

We can't wait until next week to see what they have. 

If you are interested, go to www.bountifulbaskets.org!!

1 comment:

Keri said...

I have been wanting to try this!
I just checked the site and they have one close by! I'm excited to see what we get:)