Well ladies, here is is. My first Bountiful Harvest. I have to say, the experience was over all a good one. This Co op is very well run and I was impressed. Me and a few gal pals decided to volunteer today to get the whole experience. It was smooth and took only one hour total. If just picking up the produce, it would take about 10-15 minutes. You can also pair up with people and take turns doing the pick up for each other. They organize the produce in two different baskets for fruit and veggies. You show up with your baskets and just put the items from your designated baskets into yours. The bread is Alpine Valley bread and is real fresh. I also bought the cheeses.
The produce is all in really good shape. I did a little calculation and if I were to buy it all on sale, I still saved about $15.00. So, this basket with all of the contents above was $15.00. I will still definitely have to supplement this with other items from the store, but it is a great start. If you are not the type to want to try out a few new things, maybe this isn't for you or if you have a real small family. But, for me, this is a great idea. The location is so close and I can't wait to try it all out. I have never cooked an artichoke or used radishes. My children were so strangely excited for this harvest. They couldn't wait to try it all out. We always have carrots but since these were big carrots, they thought it was something new and wanted to eat one right away. I am sure this enthusiasm will wear off. I will be posting all of my recipes I used these items in. I used a few of the mangos in my smoothie this morning. They were really ripe and sweet.
Every order brings you new things. Its like a little adventure in a basket. I guess this idea appeals to me because I am the one who always makes the lists, plans out each item, takes the time to select each item and finds the best deals. This way, someone does it for me and I still save money. It seems like a very small form of pampering. I will take what I can get!
I hope you all enjoyed your baskets. Leave me comments on what you thought of the experience and help me out with any good artichoke recipes!
2 bunches bananas
14 red potatoes
1 bunch radishes
4 large carrots
3 mexican squash
1 bunch broccoli
1 bunch green onions
1 swish chard
6 fiji apples
1 package red grapes
Bon appetite! I feel healthy just looking at them.