Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bountiful Basket: Hurricane

Bountiful Baskets has arrived in Hurricane!! I am super excited that we have our own site here and invite all my Hurricane peeps to check it out and join the co-op. Or if you are in Northern Utah or anywhere in Arizona, there is probably a pick-up near you.

Basically, Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op that distributes seasonal and regional produce at a great deal. As a participant, you contribute $15 ($18 the first time) to the co-op on Tuesday or Wednesday. That money is used to buy the produce. On Saturday, the produce is delivered to volunteers who distribute it equally amongst participants. At 9 am the produce is ready for participants to come and retrieve at the Coral Cliffs Cinema. It is all done by volunteers. Volunteers come an hour early and help distribute the food and in return get an extra piece of produce for their basket.

The co-op usually offers extra as well. This week a citrus pack can be added on: $18 for 22 lbs of grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, limes, and oranges. They also offer great whole grain bread: 5 loaves for $10.

I am super excited and just wanted to share the news. Click here or here for others who have tried and loved Bountiful Baskets.


Sharron said...

I don't know, sounds a little fischy to me!

Mariah said...

I'm glad you got one there close by. Are you the volunteer site coordinator?? Enjoy the yummies!

mallory said...

this sounds great. I am jealous. Is it usually a surprise what is in the basket? I would love that. I need to do some searching for something like that for where we are now.

Dansie Family said...

i am the vsc. i'm a little nervous, but i think most of the people who ordered are my friends.

it is all a surprise, which is fun. it forces me to come up with more creative ways to use up all the food and definitely forces me to eat more fruits and veggies. i still have a bunch of guavas i need to use up. any ideas mallory?