Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

I joined a produce co-op this week, and this morning I picked up my first basket of food. For $15.00 (plus a $1.50 delivery fee) I received in my basket:
  • 3 softball-sized yellow onions
  • 2 big sweet potatoes
  • 1 head of celery
  • 2 heads of green leaf lettuce ( I could have chosen 1 head each of cabbage and lettuce but I already have a head of cabbage in my fridge.)
  • 7 roma tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 1 bunch of bananas
  • 1 quart of strawberries
  • 7 limes
  • 1 bag of red seedless grapes (it has two bunches - probably 2 or 3 lbs.)
I am happy with it. It's beautiful produce and I think the value is very good. I can get up to three baskets per week, but we'll see how it goes with the one basket this week. I'm hoping that it will help us eat more fruits and vegetables, and it was fun standing in line this morning chatting with the other ladies. I'm also hoping that it will inspire me to try some new veggies and different recipes. (What am I going to do with 7 limes? Hmmm...) The baskets are, in theory, different each week. I have no reason to doubt that, but since today was the first time I participated I don't know from personal experience. You can check out their website here and see what they're doing. I think we'll keep doing this!


  1. make homemade limeade! This is very cool. I wonder if there is up here - Im sure there is, I just need to find it.

  2. I've done it a few times and I love it! Some weeks are better than others, but it's still worth it for the amount of food you get. I just hate getting up so early.

  3. I looked into it here, but since there are only two of us, we just couldn't have kept up with all the food. But I did go to the Farmers' Market.