Bountiful Baskets Food Co-Op

bountiful basketsIf you’re tired of trying to eat healthy and paying an arm and a leg for fresh produce, we’ve discovered a treasure for you! Typical grocery store trips for 2 can often add up to a minimum of $50.00 for produce alone. Yikes. We’ve all done it, you see the sign that says “Fresh Peaches .87 cents per pound” and you think “glory, hallelujah” and put ten in your cart then get to the register and discover you’ve just spent 8 dollars on peaches that you may not even finish before they rot in the fruit basket on your counter.

A friend of ours recently introduced us to a fabulous food co-op called Bountiful Baskets. The neat thing about this organization is that they service several different states and have pick-up times at different locations in each city, all throughout the weekend.

Bountiful Baskets offers fresh fruits and vegetables, grown by local farmers, at prices much lower than the grocery store.

Some of their current offerings include:

Conventional Basket
50% Fruit, 50% Vegetables and 100% healthy, delicious & fun

In the conventional basket we focus our buying as follows: High Quality, Low Cost and As Local as Possible… So, how hard do we try? Pretty hard! Most bananas are from Central America or the Carribean and are grown by a couple gargantuan conglomerate growers. We get all of our bananas from small farmers in central Mexico. This saves the co-op between $4 and $7 a box, keeps money with small farmers, and helps keep the carbon footprint small.

100% Certified Organic Basket – Together We are Changing the World One Dinner Table at a Time

Valencia Oranges – Approximately 113 Count and 36 pounds box from Mexico. Can’t wait to enjoy these. They are beautiful and the last of the crop for the year. Don’t let that fool you though the quality is fantastic with very high sugar content!

Fuji Apples – Approximately 100 Count and 36 pound box from Washington State. Perfect for pie, eating, or sauce. Fuji apples are versatile and one of the best eats out there!

Tropical Pack – hoping for 2 vanilla beans, pineapple, plantains, mango, papaya, lime, fresh mint – A fun way to try a couple fruits you ordinarily wouldn’t have the opportunity to try without breaking the bank. Plus those vanilla beans just are so sensational!

Bountiful Baskets Granola – two pounds. Love this over granola and ice cream, as breakfast cold or cooked, or as a snack called broken cookie!

Ingredients: Oats, Honey, canola oil, roasted & salted cashews, dates, diced pineapple, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, sliced almonds, and almond & vanilla flavor.

9 Grain Sandwich Bread – five loaves. Our delicious standby of 9 Grain bread. This is the best toasted!

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Water, Honey, Rye Flakes, Barley, Oats, Vital wheat gluten, cracked wheat, corn, rye, millet, flax seed, sea salt, yeast. Contains: Wheat.

Calories 50
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat: .5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protien 5g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%

Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread – five loaves! Delicious whole wheat bread with a sweet honey finish. Perfect for peanut butter and jelly!

Ingredients: 100% Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Water, Honey, Cultured Wheat Flour, Vinegar, Salt, Yeast, Natural Enzymes. Contains: Wheat

Servings per container – 17-18
Calories 52
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sat. Fat 0 0
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 90mg 3%
Total Carb 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g

Click here to visit the Bountiful Basket homepage and see if they have a drop off location in your state!

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