Monday, March 15, 2010

Produce Basket Co-op

Notes: We do NOT run this co-op, but do participate in it.
Please AFTER YOU HAVE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE and looked over their website
If you still have questions please contact the owners of the coop at:
Sarah at

What is it??
Bountiful Baskets is a way to use collective purchasing to get high quality food at prices usually reserved for grocery stores and restaurants. Save money while you work together cooperatively within your community.

Here is an excerpt from their info page
About Bountiful Baskets Co-op
Bountiful Baskets is not a business. It is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit. We are up front and open about how things work. Our policies are as follows:

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op is constantly growing to reach new areas through a large network of volunteers. We run at least every two weeks at each site. We are completely volunteer-run and make no profit. We have the following distribution sites and look forward to adding other distribution sites as volunteers are trained and ready to open them! Please see our home page for a complete listing of current sites. Cities marked with an * have 100% Organic sites available.

This is a Co-op
This is a grass roots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. Without volunteers this co-op wouldn't happen, so you will need to help as you are able. There are many opportunities to participate!

What Do You Get??
Each week, they are offer Conventional and Organic Baskets, see below.
Conventional Basket: $15 you receive approx $40-50 worth of produce.
Organic Baskets: $25 you receive approx $70-80 worth of produce.
Here is a sample of what you may receive in each basket
8 apples, 4 oranges, 7 bananas, 1 pineapple, 5 pears, 1 pack of strawberries, 6 potatoes, 1 head romaine lettuce, 2 packs of asparagus, 4 avocado, 2 butternut squash, 6 tomatoes, 5 potatoes

They also have add ons you can purchase along with your baskets such as bread, snack bars, pastries, Ethnic Cuisine Ingredient Packs, Cases of a particular type of produce and many others items. Each week new and exciting items are availble for purchase.

Order begins at 9am on the Tuesday before the pick-up date. The baskets sell out VERY QUICKLY, often by 10am, so go online and order as close to 9am as you can.

Pickups times vary for each location. See Site Listings on the website for locations, times, delivery dates and which baskets (Conventional and/or Organic) are available.

Delivery Dates
There will be 2 deliveries, Week A (Durango/Lone Mt) and Week B (Sahara/215) and are as follows. More locations may be added soon.w
March 6th Week A
March 13th Week B
March 20th Week A
March 27th Week B
April 3rd Week A
April 10th Week B
April 17th Week A
April 24th Week B
And so on....


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there's something wrong with the bountiful baskets today? I'm pretty sure it's week B and we are supposed to be able to order now, but it's not showing NV.

Co-op Organizers said...

We can start ordering at 9am NOT 8am. A few weeks ago, before the time change the ordering started at 8am, but now we are on the same time as Arizona so it's 9am.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Thanks. I just didn't want to miss the organic this week.

Co-op Organizers said...

I hear ya!

Anonymous said...

It's not showing NV available on the home page!!!

Co-op Organizers said...

It is now! Maybe their clocks are a few mintues slow! : )

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