|Some of last summer's home grown veggies.|
Thankfully, a friend told me about Bountiful Baskets a while back. It's a produce buying co-operative that is run by volunteers. You make a contribution and they put it into a pool and buy as much yummy produce as the money allows. The effort is made for freshness, in season and for a fun variety. The coolest part for me is that we never know what we're gonna get! It's like veggie Christmas! I can say the $15.00 for the box is an amazing value. This time we got potatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, pineapple, green bell peppers, leeks, mushrooms, apples, oranges, bananas, broccoli and probably something I'm forgetting.
Every other Saturday morning our group of farmer's wives, school teachers, cowboys and kids all gather at the Geraldine Fire Hall to organize, disperse and pick up our bountiful baskets. Today when I arrived, not many folks had beat the truck driver. So my big boy and I pitched in to unload the semi and organize the baskets. He and the other kids were a great help and had fun too. I think we will now make it a regular thing to have him go with me to volunteer.
|Some of today's Bountiful Basket.|
The website for Bountiful Baskets is www.bountifulbasktets.org . Maybe they have a site in your town!
'Til Next Time,