Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bountiful Baskets...

Oliver and I have joined a food co-op. It's amazing! Not only does it save money, buy organic and local produce, but it is a huge time saver. We ordered our fruit and veggie share on Monday and then it took less than 3 minutes to pick it up Saturday morning. Our $15 produce share bought all the following...
8 ears of corn on the cob, 5 sweet potatoes, 4 yellow squash, broccoli, 6 Roma tomatoes, 1 yellow onion and a head of lettuce. AND
A pineapple, 8 Fuji apples, 6 oranges, blackberries, strawberries, and 8 bananas.
Then in addition to our normal produce share we bought a case of mangoes for $8.50 and...
8 pounds of strawberries for $8!
Last night for dinner we had such yummy food and it is so much easier to eat fruits and veggies all day when we have a variety, plenty, and a fresh selection. I'm excited for our new food co-op! We also couldn't buy that much stuff at the grocery store for such a good price - or so quickly. LOVE IT!

4 comments:

Deidre said...

I've heard of this. YUM.

kwilter said...

Okay. I love this. Where the heck do you join a food co-op? I want in!

Melinda said...

That looks so good! Are you planning on finishing all that fruit or preserving some of it? That's the only problem I have when I buy a lot of produce. A lot of it gets wasted by spoiling.

Kandis Mortensen said...

SIGN ME UP! Plus, I miss you and you need to come eat dinner at my house... what do you think??