As another component to my New Years SIMPLIFY goal, I've decided to partake in the Bountiful Baskets food co-op. Local, fresh and less expensive - doesn't get any better than that, right?
There are a few food co-ops that I checked out before deciding on one:
Community Food Co-op of Utah
Green Bee Produce
They each have different pick-up locations and different guidelines, but we ultimately chose Bountiful Baskets. Our first pick up was this Saturday.
With the pick up spot less than 5 minutes from our house, we were super excited to see what we would get. Typically you will get 6 fruits and 6 vegetables. This time we received:
2 bunches of fresh spinach
1 head of green leaf lettuce
7 anaheim chiles
1 basket of cherry tomatoes
3 small butternut squash
1 bunch of fresh asparagus
6 kiwi fruit
3 asian pears
1 5# bag of Bosc pears
We also signed up for 5 loaves of 9 grain bread from a local bakery for an additional $10. It's honestly THE best bread I've tasted in such a long time and the kids can't stop raving about it!
Everything so far has been delicious and wonderfully fresh. This is definitely something we look forward to continuing.