Saturday, March 14, 2009

Seriously Crazy!

Oh man! Look at the fridge in my garage. And that's only about half of it!!! The rest of my Bountiful Basket is in the fridge in my kitchen. Crazy!
I'm here to tell you about my very first experience with Bountiful Baskets. I was told that Bountiful Baskets was a great way to save money on quality produce, so I thought I'd give it a try and see; and you can tell by the pic, that was today! Well, my fridge is PACKED! And every bit of it is organic. Look at how nice all of that produce looks. It's beautiful. After signing up on the website (click link above), I started reading that you can volunteer at the pick up site and help distribute; for your work, you can get extra produce. That was a nice bonus, but today I volunteered with the nicest people and to be honest I had so much fun, I would have done that for free. Needless to say (but I will say it anyway) I will be doing this again in 2 weeks.
So here's the lowdown. For $25 dollars, I got what you see in the pic here as well as what you don't see in my kitchen fridge. I spent $3 for a one/first time "basket" fee and then around $7 for an additional "asian stir fry pack". For approximately $35 I was LOADED with produce.... and organic produce at that. If I wanted to buy conventional produce (pesticides and man-made nutrients and fertilizers used), I could have saved $10. I figured it was worth the 10 extra dollars to leave out anything that might be poisonous. What do you think? I'm guessing that if I were to buy all this food at a grocery store it would cost me well over $100. Not only is this produce better looking than anything I could've bought at the store it was WAY cheaper and more fun to get. I hope that everyone takes the opportunity to try Bountiful Baskets and I hope you all get to meet wonderful people like I got to meet today. I invited everyone to my blog, so you might just get to see them around! LOL. SO MUCH FUN!!!
OH! I almost forgot about the time savings! For those of you that are obsessed with organizing and time management or for those of you, (like me) who are trying to organize your life, you are going to love this. The pickup time was at 8 a.m. and my husband and I were out of there by 8:10 a.m. We volunteered with distribution from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. I don't think I've EVER purchased produce and gotten through the checkout line in 10 minutes. Let alone with 2 laundry baskets full of produce. Did I mention how CRAZY this is. What a brilliant concept! Yah, Bountiful Baskets Rocks!

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