I joined Danielsville Co-Op this week. It is affiliated with Bountiful Baskets. For $15 you receive a basket of fruit and veggies. You never know what you are going to get. In this week’s basket I got the following- 7 peaches, 5 plums, a pineapple, 2lb grapes, 2 mangoes, 4 bananas, huge head lettuce, great looking broccoli, 6 very large carrots, 6 red onions. There was a baby watermelon too but I gave that to a friend.
The carrots were so large my friend only needed one to make a three-layer carrot cake. I made roasted veggies, peach cobbler and broccoli quiche. Tomorrow I’ll grill the remaining peaches and the plums.
It is a huge amount of food, and very cost effective. And the food is GOOD. $30 is my weekly budget and so the $15 is half which is consistent with the food I get at the store, half of my budget going to fruits and veggies, but I got so much more with this $15 than I do at the store. The grapes alone would have been $5. You don’t have to buy every week and they ask you to work at the co-op only once every 6-8 weeks.
It is a good deal. Check out the Danielsville Co-op on Facebook or Bountiful Baskets to see where a co-op near you is. They have them in many states.