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fro14: Hi! I was looking through your pics and noticed the pic of the epic fruits and veggies from the co-op. If you don't mind, could you please tell me how it works? Do you just sign up and pay for the food or is there other work you have to do?What are the benefits for signing up (other than the glorious fresh produce)?Does it go on through the winter as well? I'm acting like you're google aren't I?Let me know if you'd prefer I google (hope you feel better soon) ~just a nosy random follower : )
I don’t mind if you ask questions when it’s stuff I’m talking about.. I mean… if you sent me completely random questions, then I’d probably link you back to google, but this is totally fine. Also, I’m going to answer publicly, in case anyone else is curious :).
The Co-op we use is called Bountiful Baskets. They have locations in many areas of the U.S., so I’d encourage you to check them out, but I’m sure there are other co-ops depending on where you live. Also, I know they do open new sites if groups of volunteers work to get it open. It goes through summer and winter. I think the only weeks they don’t are christmas and thanksgiving.
Basically, you’re pulling a bunch of money and going in with other people to buy things. It’s $15 for the main basket plus a handling fee which varies based on your area(gas prices mainly. + a $3 fee for your first time to buy the basket). You end up getting about $30 of fruits and veggies with that- plus in my experience it is fresher than from the store. At least in my area.
You pay for the basket on monday for pick up on Saturday. Because it’s not actually a company, but a pool of volunteers, if you do not show up to pick up your basket at the allotted time, you do not get your basket and it will be donated. Different sites work on different weekends, but all of them work on a bi-weekly schedule. You do not have to volunteer, but you can. Volunteering mostly consists of showing up an hour early on pick up days and helping distribute the food into baskets.
On pick up day, if you did not volunteer, you bring your basket to the site along with your receipt from Monday and pick it up. That easy. When you get there a lot of the sites will have two little baskets for you. One with fruits, and one with veggies. You move those to your own basket and go on your way.
They also have other products every week for anywhere from 10-20 dollars. I’ve yet to see one of these packs that did not live up to it’s price. Such as the ‘lunch box pack’ with various snack fruits and veggies(grapes, apples, plums, carrots), granola mixes, fresh baked bread, and fresh tortillas(we just got these. it was like 12.50 for 8 dozen tortillas of various sizes). If certain fruits or veggies are in season you can buy whole cases of peaches/peppers/corn/whatever for around 12-18 dollars. Great for canning and the like.
It’s been totally worth it for my husband and I, but it may not be worth it for everyone. Personally, I like that we end up getting new fruits and veggies every week. We get to try new things, and are eating much healthier than we ever have before. I have enough health issues as it is(as I’m sure you’ve noticed through my whining lol) so it was important for me to make a change in what parts of my health I could control. Getting rid a lot of the processed foods was a way I could do that, and this co-op has really helped make that possible.
Here are some example photos of regular baskets :D — some of those photos have the extras as well, but you should be able to get the idea. :)
If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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