Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

What is Bountiful Baskets?
A volunteer based food co-op available in about 16 states including: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

What do they offer?
Mainly fresh produce (in what they call a basket), but they also have additional items you can buy like granola, bread, and bulk items (ie 20lbs of peaches, or 35lbs of pears etc.). A basket contains 50% fruits and 50% vegetables consisting of about 5 varieties of each.

How often can you order?
Ordering can be done as often as once a week.

How do you order?
Orders have to be received between Monday at noon and Tuesday at midnight on the week you want to receive food. Ordering is done through their website .
When do you get your food?
Food is received on the Saturday following when you placed your order.

How much does it cost?
For one basket it is $16.50 [$15.00 (basket price) + $1.50 (processing fee)]. There is also a 1 time $3 fee the first time you order.

Where does the produce come from?
The produce is roughly the same produce you would get from the store. When possible they buy local.

Here are typical items they get from different areas:
State Spring Summer Fall Winter
Arizona Citrus, melons, carrots, lettuce, dark leafy greens, corn, melons corn, hard shell squash, carrots citrus, dark leafy greens, hard shell squash, broccoli, carrots, lettuce
California Soft Shell Squash, Corn, Tomatoes, Strawberries, dark leafy greens, apples, lettuce, dark leafy greens, tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, plums, berries lettuce, apples, tomatoes Soft Shell Squash, Corn, Tomatoes, Strawberries, citrus, hard shell squash
Corn, Carrots Corn
Idaho potatoes, onions, grains & beans grains & beans potatoes, onions, Apples, grains & beans potatoes, onions, Apples, grains & beans
Texas citrus green beans, Cabbage green beans, cabbage citrus
Utah honey honey peaches, apples, corn, honey storage apples, honey
Washington grains & beans grains & beans apples, grains & beans storage apples, grains & beans
Mexico Soft Shell Squash, Corn, Tomatoes, Strawberries Berries Berries Soft Shell Squash, Corn, Tomatoes, Strawberries

I have now ordered twice from Bountiful Baskets, and have been please both times. I find for our family ordering twice a month is PERFECT!!! I love having the wonderful assortment of fresh fruits and veggies in my home.

Here is a sample of the Bountiful Basket I picked up just this morning:
Fruits: large bag of black seedless grapes, cantaloupe, 2 mangoes, 5 red plums, 4 bananas, 1lb of strawberries.
Vegetables: romaine lettuce, 2 bell peppers, 6 Roma tomatoes, 7 cobs of corn, 3 onions.

YUM I can't wait to eat it!

1 comment:

sweets said...

I love going through them for my vegges and fruit