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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

I woke up before dawn to head to my 5:30 am BodyBack Workout.  Conveniently the produce co-op we participate in delivers to the same park the workout was located!  SCORE!

Bountiful Baskets has been a huge blessing to our family.  Every other week, we pick up a basket of fresh produce (half fruit/half veggies), and incorporate them into our diet at home.  Since you do not get to choose what produce you'll be getting, it has forced our family to try some stuff we probably never would have tried otherwise.  Here's a picture of what we got this week...for $15.00...

2 bags of carrots
1 celery bunch
1 bunch broccoli
9 heads of romaine lettuce
13 mini cucumbers
3 bags radishes
5 mangoes
1 pint strawberries
6 oranges
9 apples
6 bananas

In addition to produce, the co-op also provides other offerings as well.  These are constantly changing, but examples often include: loaves of bread, extra produce, chips, cakes, and cookies.  This week, we added on a Tropical Pack for $10.50...

1 pineapple
1 coconut
1 starfruit
3 mangoes
2 limes
2 lemons
1 bag mint leaves
2 vanilla beans

All of that for a whopping $25.50!

Bountiful Baskets operates in several states, with many pick up locations:  AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY.  If you're interested in participating in the co-op, you'll find some useful information by reviewing the New Participant Instructions.  You'll also want to check out the FAQ's and Policy information as well.  You can connect further on the Bountiful Baskets Facebook Page.

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11 comments:

  1. WOW! We do a CSA from June to Oct. I drive the kids out to a farm each week and we even "harvest some of our food...it is VERY economical...like your program there. What a GREAT deal and so much healthy food WENDY. I.LOVE.MANGOS!!!! YUMMO!!!

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  2. I saw this on Pumpsley and Me too...Wish this was in my state. Looks great. And what value!

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  3. Wow! I wish they did that in my area :(

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  4. LOVE Bountiful Baskets! I need to start doing that again...

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  5. Wow-that is awesome! We don't have that, but wish we did. You got a LOT for 22.50! : )
    Good luck with that coconut-they are HARD to crack!! : ) hahaha-I finally banged (is that a word?) mine on the corner of the brick outside. Seriously.

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  6. was excited to see Oregon on that list....but it turns out it is in the wrong part of the state and not here in Portland :-(

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  7. Wow! Wish they had that in our area. I think there might be something of the same nature around here...I'm gonna go look!

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  8. I LOVE Bountiful Baskets! It helps me stay healthy, and the variety is great. I've tried all sorts of new things because they show up in my basket. And eating all the healthy food is helping me to lose weight.

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  9. I have been doing this in Boise area. It is amazing. Love all the extra add on packs.

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