Friday, July 16, 2010

Score!!

A few weeks ago, while reading a fun blog, I was introduced to Bountiful Baskets. I've heard the name before, but didn't know how to join or if their was a group in my area. The blog included a link that I followed to get mucho information. After scoping out the site, I registered for an account and put in an order. What did I get??
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For a mere $15 I got:
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1 Cantaloupe
1 pint Blueberries
5 Navel Oranges
8 Peaches
1 Large Bag of Green Grapes
7 Bananas
1 Bunch of White Asparagus
1 Head Romaine Lettuce
2 Green Bell Peppers
12 oz. Cherry Tomatoes
7 Ears of Corn
2 Yellow Squash
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SCORE!!!
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And all of it was fresh and fabulous! Not everything was immediately ripe, which was perfect for our family. We were able to eat the ripe fruits and vegetables the first few days giving the other items the chance to ripen to perfection.
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This was so great.
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They also had "additions" available. For $20 I got 12 pints of blueberries. PINTS! In my local grocery store, 1 pint of blueberries runs $4 or more. I also added a bread order. Five loaves of whole wheat, handmade bread for $10. I was quite nervous about the whole process. I thought for sure there was a type on the screen, or that the food quality would be poor. But No. Everything was great. The blueberries were fresh and fabulous. The bread was great too.
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Everything was so yummy and the whole experience was wonderful. I showed up an hour before pick-up time to volunteer. It was such fun. A truck arrived with boxes of the fruits and vegetables. Two rows of seventy baskets were lined up on the sidewalk. The volunteers took the boxes and divided the fruits and veggies among the baskets. When I told my kids about the experience, they quickly asked to accompany me the next time...if I went again. Haha! After such a great experience and after receiving so much quality food for such a great price, how could I not go again! :)

5 comments:

Lisa and Troy Love said...

I love bountiful baskets too. It is such a great concept. I am so glad they are able to make it work and so inexpensively! My kids love to see what I'm going to bring home each time. I was stupid and didn't get the blueberries! :(

Lisa and Troy Love said...

I love bountiful basket too! My kids think it is so fun to see what I bring home each time. I'm so glad they can make this system work and so inexpensively! (I was stupid and didn't get the blueberries. :( )

Christina said...

We do Bountiful Baskets too. Its amazing how much stuff you get for $15 and it has helped my family try new things that we had never had before.

Kimmy said...

I've heard of this, but didnt know it was available down here- hmm I might just have to check it out. you really did score!!!

Tina said...

I am so glad I read this a couple of days ago. I always meant to check into this, but had never done it. Now, I will be picking up my beautiful blueberries on Saturday, and I am really looking forward to it!