October 27, 2010

What's a Food CO-OP?

If you're looking for more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet but don't want to spend a fortune on produce, you may want to consider participating in a Food Co-op.  BOUNTIFUL BASKETS is the name of just one of many that are located in many States such as; Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, etc.  To become part of one, all you do is visit their website at http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/  to reserve and pay for your basket online.  Then on Saturday, you'd pick up your produce at one of the offered sites located throughout your State.  So, for about $40-50 of fresh fruit and veggies you're only paying $15 plus $1.50 handling fee!!!  The thing you need to remember is that these Co-op's are run by volunteers so you'll need to volunteer every so often because that's how we get such a GREAT deal!  Try it a few times and I'm sure you'll not be disappointed! 
ORGANIC baskets are available at certain locations at certain times as well.  I try to get organic vegetables and fruits whenever  possible because they aren't full of pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are injested and put a greater tax on your liver over time.  So, you may want to try going more organic whenever possible!

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo! Thanks to you I tried Bountiful Baskets for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I loved it! I'm going again this Saturday to pick up my second basket. My favorite part is not knowing what will be in the basket! :)