Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fresh Produce!!!

This morning I picked up a basket of organic produce worth more than $60 for only $25. It's all part of a food co-op that uses collective purchasing to get high quality food at prices usually reserved for grocery stores and restaurants. The co-op offers conventional and organic at different locations. You have to order on Monday because there are a limited amount of baskets per site. You do not choose the contents of the basket, but all of the produce was very fresh.

In the organic basket I got avocados, pears, apples, strawberries, blueberries, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, swiss chard, and beets, celery.

The conventional baskets are $15. I did not get one, but I could see baby carrots, asparagus, lettuce, potatoes, oranges, apples, avocados, and more.

I also ordered an additional "asian" produce basket for $9. There was green onions, snow peas, bok choy, napa cabbage, coconut, basil, and mushrooms.

I am so excited about this fresh food option that I wanted to share it with all of my friends and family!

Occasional volunteering is encouraged. Since it was my first time, I'm not sure what it entails.

Check it out! Register as a member and you will get an email reminding you to order on Monday.

They are also on Facebook if you want to read some review and comments.

P.S. Photo courtesy of my phone ;)


MartinCrew said...

Thanks Courtney!
It looks fantastic

The Halladay Family said...

There is a co-op down here in Salt Lake too, and i love it. It helps me plan my menu, and the price cannot be beat. Thanks

Liz said...

Thanks courtney! Now if you could get my kids to eat fresh fruit and veggies. Thanks Liz

Holly said...

I'm going to try it out! I've heard of it & wanted to do it but thought you could only do it in the summer! Thanks for the info!