Bountiful Baskets

I stumbled onto something called Bountiful Baskets.

Basically, it’s a Co-Op, that pools all of the contributors monies together from a distribution site, distributes it evenly amongst the contributors and then you pick your basket up.

Pretty slick.

The site lists that you should receive a basket that is 50% vegetable and 50% fruit. The conventional basket is $15.00 and the organic basket is $25.00. There is a $3.00 first time contributor fee (which they mention is for the laundry baskets that are used to sort each contributors produce into), and $1.50 processing fee.

So all in all, I paid $19.50 for my first basket.

Now, be aware, you don’t know what you’ll be getting so I was a bit leery that I would end up with a basket full of odd produce that I wouldn’t know how to cook. I was pleasantly surprised.

Bountiful Basket - assortment of vegetables and fruits.

Bountiful Basket – assortment of vegetables and fruits.

I received:
4 large potatoes (guessing they are russet)
1 large English cucumber
2 bunches of broccoli
1 head of cabbage
1 pineapple
4 onions
4 bananas or plantains (I’m not sure yet)
2 bunches of asparagus
1 head of butter lettuce
3 tangelos
2 grapefruits

I’ve never bought butter lettuce because it’s to expensive. Nor pineapple? And 2 whole bundles of asparagus! YUM! I’ll be able to try a new asparagus recipe. Anyone have any recipes for asparagus? Looks like I’ll be supplementing my frozen produce with some lovely fresh produce.

Enjoy your weekend!

Disclaimer: I wasn’t paid or compensated in any way for this post or the information herein. I just liked the product, and thought I’d write about it. Also, we aren’t vegetarian or vegan. We eat meat. I like to balance our meals, and eat fruits as we can afford them.
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