Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

Our provident living specialist in our ward is absolutely amazing.  Between her and this wonderful website, I finally feel like we are on our way to getting our food storage going.  And that is a very good feeling.

But she does a lot more than just food storage.  She also knows a lot about how to go about buying bulk foods in the area.  It's a fantastic money saver if I can just find the space to do it all.  I suppose it will come in time.  Meanwhile, I took advantage of one thing today and am hooked.  Bountiful Baskets.  I'm not sure how the whole thing works behind the scenes but it more or less is a co-op where you pay a set price that goes in to buying bulk fruits and vegetables.  Then on a specific day and time, you pick up your portion.  You don't know what you're going to get but it is definitely worth it -- $16.50 every 2 weeks for 6 different fruits and 6 different vegetables.  And that's not total -- that's type.
In addition to pretty much all the fruit you see here, today we got lettuce, celery, asparagus, yellow squash, potatoes, and cucumbers.  Oh and tomatoes.  I am very very excited.  In fact, I need to see if I can freeze or dry the celery because I have two big bunches and we just don't eat it that often.  But it's nice to have around.

If you live in an area where they do this -- I'm recommending it!

1 comment:

Alicia said...

I have heard that you can wrap celery up in aluminum foil and it will keep much much longer than normal. Just a thought with your two bunches.