Saturday, February 20, 2010

I LOVE Bountiful Baskets!

If you haven't heard of this co-op, you have to look them up! ( You make a 'contribution' to the co-op with your credit card, usually on Tuesday or Wednesday, and the next Saturday get to pick up a laundry basket full of fresh fruits and vegetables. The basic basket is only $15 and I've found the quality to be excellent. Today I went and picked up my basket. Here is what was part of one basket.

It included bananas, celery, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, brown pears, baby carrots, spinach, oranges, apples, broccoli, pummellos and tomatoes - and probably some stuff I'm accidentally leaving out. :)

I also added a 5 loaf pack of 9-grain bread, a 3 loaf pack of cinnamon raisin bread, and a 4 loaf pack of rye bread. All excellent! The bread added $21 to my total cost for this contribution. I spent $36 on what you see. AND, we got pummellos - I've never had a pumello. We're trying new fruits and veggies and eating healthier since starting Bountiful Baskets. YEA!

P.S. Never mind my 2 year old in the background of the photo holding toilet paper. LOL! He was using the packages as 'cars'!


courtney said...

this looks so great, i hope it's in my area.

i love the new photo on your header, that baby sister with all her big brothers is adorable. what a beautiful sight!

love you allison!

Jessie said...

Hey - we didn't get pears! Man! But we did get lots of yummy stuff.
I had my first pummello in Israel. You peel off that enormous peel, and then peel off the skins on the inside and just eat fingers-full of the juice pockets. Does that even make sense? It's hard to describe. I think it tastes most like a grapefruit, but sweeter and better.

Katie said...

Yay! We love bountiful baskets too! It is my fav source of food to can. I have some beautiful from-scratch tomato soup sitting on my counter right now. Yum!