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Bountiful Baskets Co-Operative

Posted by jenskitchen on May 23, 2009

If you are lucky enough to live in Phoenix (and now a few sites in surrounding areas), make sure to check out Bountiful Baskets.

I wrote about picking up my fruits and vegetables at the co-op in my Roasted Ratatouille  post. Check out the amazing bounty of food:

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My $24.00 contribution to the co-op let me come home with:

  • eggplant
  • zucchini
  • onions – red, white, and yellow
  • garlic
  • mushrooms
  • lettuce
  • broccoflower
  • spinach
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • fresh herbs
  • apples
  • blackberries
  • plums
  • grapes
  • bananas
  • cantaloupe
  • watermelon

Intuitively, I knew that there was no way I could have gone to the grocery store and come home with this amount of food for $24. So, I decided to check it out. I went to an online site for a grocery store that offers local delivery to my area to compare prices. I filled the online basket with comprable items (plums weren’t offered at the grocery store, however). When I was done, the shopping cart total online was $56 and that didn’t even include the plums.

Even if you don’t live in Phoenix to be able to participate in this co-op, make sure to check out if a co-op is available in your area. The value you get is amazing!

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2 Responses to “Bountiful Baskets Co-Operative”

  1. Wow, Jen, that’s impressive! Beautiful bounty and so reasonable!

    Shirley

  2. jenskitchen said

    I am truly impressed each time I go to pick up my fruits and veggies!

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