Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Bountiful Basket

Today was a good, busy, long day and I am exhausted.  But I thought I could muster up a few minutes of typing to share with you one of the best parts of my day.  Today I picked up my first Bountiful Basket and I am hooked already. I have to send out a huge thanks to my body back teammate Wendy for sharing the information with me.

A quick "about them" paragraph.  Bountiful baskets is a fruit and veggie food co-op that is non profit and volunteer run.  Every other week they offer a basket full of half fruits, half veggies for $15.  Plus there are extra options including bread, cookies, and specialty baskets like the Italian basket I got this week.  Here is the website link

This morning, after a wonderful early morning 4 mile run with my momma friends, I had to hurry to pick up my basket in the alloted window of time.   I was a little shocked by the weight of everything as I lugged it to the car.  And unloading it all at home with like unloading the Easter Basket a day early.  As I said before I not only got the weekly offer but the Italian basket too.  This was the take this morning - all for $22.50.

12 apples
2 bananas
1 lb strawberries
2 grapefruit
1 pineapple
1 honeydew
3 onions
4 zucchini
1 eggplant
4 broccoli heads
2 parsnips
11 yams
1 package mushrooms
1 bag spinach
1 bunch asparagus
Bunches of basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley 

I had fun writing my meals/shopping list for the next week.  The only produce I will have to pick up are some blueberries and tomatoes.  Otherwise we are set!  


  1. I'm SO GLAD you jumped in! It's a great program, and you'll always end up with a good variety of stuff! Enjoy your fresh produce...and experimenting along the way!

  2. I just love that you two are friends :D

  3. That is so awesome!!! I might have to get in on that next weekend!