Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bountiful Baskets!

About a month ago my sis Becca sent me this picture. This is the PILE of produce that she got by participating in a program called Bountiful Baskets. They are a Food Co-Op and are now operating in a bunch of the western states. She pays $15 online, and then picks up a Laundry Basket FULL on Saturday mornings. I decided it might be worth looking into how to get it going in Spokane...

And last Saturday was our first go at it! We had 55 people sign up for baskets!! Everybody got 2 of the baskets you see in the pic above, and EVERYBODY was delighted!! We got: 1 bag clementines, 4 grapefruit, 4 bananas, 1 bunch asparagus, 5 pears, 5 kiwi, 2 heads romaine lettuce, 4 red peppers, 12 read potatoes, 5 zucchini, 1 pineapple, and 4 navel oranges! All for 15 Bucks!

My beloved mother-in-law and sis-in-law helping out that day...bless them, it was EARLY!


And here's the booty! So delicious and so NOT expensive! HOORAY! We all know how much I LOVE a good deal!

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

how awesome! i need to find something like that over here on the east coast...you west coasters
can't have all the fun!

Ditto Family said...

That is AWESOME!!! Can't wait to hear all about how it is coming to my home town.

Harris Family said...

We have those here in AZ and it's great!

Meegan said...

Thanks for bringing it to Spokane. I participated today for the first time, and was very impressed. Good job!

ottspot said...

I was in my car at 6:50 this morning on my way to pick up our first baskets. Thanks for spreading the word about this! The Provo one is mobbed though...it took me about 10 tries to get through and if you don't get through within the first hour you are out of luck!

Ditto Family said...

Annie-- time for a new blog post.

Shanda said...

Your baskets look way better than the ones we get in Vegas! I tried it out two weeks ago and most of the things were just silly--3 coconuts, seriously???