OK… If you know me, you know I am a fanatic. About Bountiful Baskets. A friend mentioned something about Bountiful Baskets Food Co-Op coming to Great Falls on Facebook back in August, and I was curious. So when it arrived in September, I volunteered/trained and I brought it back with me to Shelby!
What is Bountiful Baskets? It is a food co-op, and each site contributes towards baskets. The money contributed goes towards purchasing fresh produce at wholesale prices, and takes out the middle-man. Every two weeks, we get a basket full of 4-6 fruits, and 4-6 veggies, worth between $35-$65, for $15 (or, $16.50). And then they offer breads, and cases of fruits and veggies as they are in season.
In our little community, and other communities, the savings and quality is huge!
I opened our site the first weekend of November. My family has gone from barely finishing 1 basket every 2 weeks, to finishing 3 baskets every 2 weeks, plus breads (which Aaron likes better than the bread I bake… lol), plus the extras as we want. It has been fabulous! More to come as I get pictures!