"Sally Stevens and Tanya Jolly started Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op in May of 2006. It was a winning combination from the beginning. Tanya and Sally both had experience running their own small food co-ops that were not web based. As their small co-ops grew it challenged them to think of a way to keep up as more families were wanting to save money on healthy food. Adding a little bit of e-commerce technology to the mix was just the trick. Since May of 2006 BBFC has grown from 2 sites and an average of 120 families a cycle participating, to hundreds of sites in 16 states and countless participating families! In April of 2011 BBFC started to offer 100% organic baskets every week at nearly every site.
The Co-op offers a conventional produce basket very other week which is generally ½ fruit and ½ veggies. The monetary contribution is $15.00 and is generally worth $50.00 retail. Organic baskets require a contribution of $25. To participate visit http://www.BountifulBaskets.org and check the schedule to see when your state is available to make your monitary contribution using a debit or credit card. Then, pick up your basket on Saturday morning at the time and place you chose when you contributed!"
I wait patiently in line in the cold with the rest of my foodie friends!
I saw a few friends from MOPs and greeted them
with my best early morning frozen face smile I could muster.
It took a little longer for the volunteers to stock the baskets,
but once they started the line went quick and then it was my turn.
I gave the lady my name, I signed for my basket and another lady
showed me to my assigned basket, number 51.
There was one basket of fruit and one of veggies.
Here's my basket and it was overflowing with bountiful goodness!
When I got home, I spread out all my riches!
Fruits and veggies galore!
The hubby couldn't believe I got all this for only $20
($15 for the basket, $3 for a 1st time basket (pay only once), and a $2.00 for handling)
With so much yummy stuff, now the question is...
what to make?
I will definitely be making more contributions in the future.
So simple and inexpensive for such an amazing quality and
quantity of fresh locally grown produce.
You should totally look into your own Bountiful Basket
they are worth it!