So, I read everything on their website and decided to try it out.
If you're not familiar with the program, it's a co-op way of purchasing produce. Basically, you choose a location for pick-up, make a contribution on Monday or Tuesday, all the money gets pooled together to purchase whatever is available, you show up Saturday morning to pick-up delicious produce.
It's all run by volunteers, so all your money get put toward the produce. Since it's run by volunteers, they ask that you volunteer at least every 6-8 times that you contribute.
We picked up our first basket this past Saturday, and it was so much fun!!
The two nearest locations were about 5 miles away. An easy bike ride. We chose the one location because it had a later pick-up time and we are not at all early morning people on Saturdays.
We fully intended on getting there early enough to help volunteer. The website said the volunteer time was 7:15. We arrived at 7:10, and everything was all finished. I guess we'll have to get there earlier next time. :-)
With your order, you get one basket of fruit and one basket of vegetables.
About a mile or so from home, I ran over a ketchup packet. I'm not sure why I didn't really think to avoid it, but I definitely learned my lesson as I scrubbed the dried, sticky ketchup mess from my legs and shoes. Ugh!
Here's everything we got in our baskets!
Veggies: 5 ears of corn, 2 cucumbers, 1 head of romaine, 1 box of grape tomatoes, 1 butternut squash, 1 pound of carrots, 1 head of cauliflower
It seems like kind of a lot for just the two of us, but hopefully it will force us to eat more veggies.
I'm going to need to get a little creative on some of the veggies, because we already committed to week #2. :-)
We also purchased some additional add-ons like bread, tortillas, and a Mexican blend of veggies. So excited for next Saturday!!
Hope you all enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Back to the grind in the morning...
Have you ever tried Bountiful Baskets?
Where do you get most of your produce?