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Bountiful Baskets: Have you heard?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

"I heard it from a friend who...heard it from a friend who..." Sorry, musical moment!

A couple of weeks ago, a friend posted on Facebook that she had gotten a "Bountiful Basket" and posted a picture of a counter FULL of yummy looking produce. My interest was peaked and I did some investigating. Sure enough, they have a distribution site near me.

My sister and I ordered on Monday and on Saturday we went out to pick up our baskets. (See them lined up!)

For $16.50, I received:

2 Spaghetti squash (Traded my bunch of asparagus to my sister who loves them for her spaghetti squash which she detests. Silly sister!)

1 head butter lettuce

4 roma tomatoes

3 green peppers

4 of the largest carrots that I've ever seen

2 heads of garlic (I ended up with 4 as sister doesn't like garlic either. Go figure!)

7 bananas

4 HUGE Braeburn apples (my fave)

4 lbs of Moro blood oranges

5 mini pears (so cute)

I think it was a great deal. I got a lot more fruit than I would normally buy. That is probably a good thing as it is easy for me to eat lots of vegetables, but I have a tough time getting in my fruits.

So, I have been a busy bee planning my meals around my lovely vegetables. I don't want a single one to go to waste.

Hmmm.... can't wait to see what is in the next baskets...
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    @ Ever-hopeful. We don't get recipe suggestions with the basket, but there are recipes a Facebook page and also on the main website. They encourage people who don't know what to do with something to ask on FB so that everyone can get ideas.

    @Phoenix1949. It is very similar. It is a co-op and instead of going to the market, they order and the truck delivers. Oh, technology!
    1785 days ago
    sounds great there is nothing like that by me but as there is a bio farm less than 10 minutes bike ride from me it is not too bad,lol.canĀ“t wait to see your blog about the next basket.do you get recipe suggestions in the basket as well? emoticon emoticon
    1785 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    How fun. Reminded me of the farmer's market food cooperative a sister belonged to in the late 60's. Members took turns picking up the bulk produce at market and dividing it among the other members. Eating fresh, in season, freggies grown locally is finally making a comeback in popularity. ENJOY!
    1785 days ago
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