Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bountiful Baskets

A group of us are trying to get Bountiful Baskets to start a drop of site in Tremonton. If you are interested please post a comment or contact me, this way we can get an estamate for the higherups on how many we could have. If you don't know what Bountiful Baskets is here is a rundown.

Bountiful baskets is a produce co-op currently serving Brigham City, Weber and Davis County and starting next Saturday in Cache Valley. Every other Saturday morning you can pick up a "basket" of produce from a designated location. You pay $15/basket (on their website) and receive approximately $50 worth of fruits and vegetables. You don't get to choose what fruits and vegetables you receive, but you will get quite a variety. On a recent basket purchase this is what I was given: apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, avocados, and potatoes (I probably forgot to mention a couple of others - there were so many different items)! The quality of the produce is excellent. The produce is purchased through a large food distributor that sells produce to local restaurants and grocery stores. Just go to to learn more and purchase a basket. You do not have to commit to purchasing a basket every time - you just purchase one on the week you want to. If you try it once, I promise you will be hooked. You can also volunteer to help out in your area.

You can also purchase large quantities of items depending on the week, like peaches, apricots, pears, tomatoes, etc. Also you can purchase bread. I pick up at Honeyville Grain in Brigham City right now, but really want a stop in Tremonton so I don't have to travel this winter to get fresh produce. Let me know if you have any questions or would be willing to help out. Remember this is all run by volunteers.