Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bountiful Baskets

I started this week in a co-op that provides fresh produce. It's called Bountiful Baskets. (www.bountifulbaskets.org) You basically sign into their website between noon on Monday and Tuesday, make a contribution and then pick up at a certain time on Saturday. There are different locations to pick up at, we picked up at Day Break this week because the Lehi location was already full.
This is what I got this week for a $15 contribution:

2 bunches of bananas
5 tomatoes
1 cantaloupe
1 lb bag baby carrots
1 bunch swiss chard
1 bunch spinach
1 bunch lettuce
celery
pineapple
bag of apples
blackberries
15-20 red potatoes

It's easily $35 of produce when you price it out.
They also have other options other weeks. For $6.50 this week, I also got a mexican bunch shown below.


And 72 tortillas in assorted sizes. (I will be freezing some :) ) For $10

9 comments:

Holly Mayer said...

that is great that you can get all that local produce and at such a great price! way to go .

Brittany said...

Correction... it's NOT local produce. But, I got my first B.B. today too. Which Day Break were you at? I was at the Early Light Academy. It's funny cuz I didn't get a cantaloupe! I am really gonna to have to come up with some ways to get all those veggies and fruits in before they can go bad. Next time I think I might try the organic one.

tiff snedaker said...

Britt - it's not local? That stinks? Oh well, it's super cheap anyway!

Colleen said...

very cool! I wish there was something like that here =(

LIFE IS GOOD! said...

I went with Avry and got hers. You definately have to use up some of it fast. We had chef salad on Sunday and she left me some spinach which I cooked up. We also made salsa.

THE DAVIS' said...

I saw your blog on your facebook so i thought i would check it out!
I have heard about these baskets i should give a it a try! Sounds like a good deal!!

Ashley Hancock said...

wow that is awesome! What a great deal!

Snedakers said...

It tasted good too! :) Thanks for dinner, it was fun seeing you guys.

Avry and Justin said...

It forces you to eat healthier that is for sure! If not it goes to waste. I made the salsa and did a yummy fruit salad with fruit dip! mmmm