Some of you may have heard me talk about Bountiful Baskets before. We have been participating in their produce co-op for at least three years now. In the last year or so, it sadly has become very disappointing in terms of quality and quantity.
Last week, I explored the option of instead starting my own "mini co-op" with local friends that I know are into healthy/organic eating. Many of these I know from being a drop site for Azure Standard, another great co-op we get most of our groceries from.
I found the wholesale produce house that Bountiful Baskets originally started from. It is just a few miles from my house and they sell organic produce by the case to the public. After contacting my local people, there were a total of 10 of us pooling $20 each this Saturday. Here is what we each got (all organic):
2 large canteloupes
1 3-lb bag of potatoes
2 heads of green cabbage
5 1-lb bunches of carrots
3 large onions
2 1/2 bunches of kale
1 box of fresh green figs
about 4 lbs of green grapes
1 lb of nectarines
1 lb of pluots
All that for TWENTY BUCKS!! Needless to say, we will keep doing this every week from now on.
I hope this is an encouragement to you if you are committed to providing your family with only the best nutrition, on a limited budget - there are ways you can make it work. Where there's a will, there's a way.