Resource Highlight: Bountiful Baskets

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Anyone who tries to eat healthy knows the frustration of having to pay more for fresh, good-for-you food. Therefore, I’m always super excited when I find ways to cut costs and still eat healthy. Enter Bountiful Baskets.  Here’s how it works:

1. Go to BountifulBaskets.org between noon on Tuesday and 10PM on Wednesday. (note: All Locations have a max # of baskets and oftentimes fill up very fast so it’s best to order on Tuesday)

2. Create and account, return to the homepage, and select your state.

3. Select your pick-up location (Click here for a list of Arizona locations). These are usually in public parks.

4. Add a basket to your cart for $15.00. Each basket contains about 50% fruit and 50% vegetables. You won’t know what you’re getting till you pick it up, so you have to be pretty open. But all produce is high quality, fresh, in-season, and typically from local farmers.

5. Select any additional items you would like to add to your basket. These vary every week, but can include case fruit, bread, Italian pack, Mexican pack, tortillas, olive oil, granola, cookies, etc. All fresh with no preservatives. Prices vary, typically between $6 and $10.

6. Check out and pay for your basket by credit or debit card. $1.50 service charge will be added to each order. $3.00 will be added to your first order to join the co-op.

7. Pick up your basket at your selected location on Saturday morning. Be sure to check your specific pick-up time and arrive within 20 minutes of that time. All produce not picked up within the 20 minute window is donated to a local firehouse. Bring a laundry basket or bags to carry your produce home, as no containers are provided. See below for a short How-To Video.

Here is sample of what we received in our basket the first week:

For those detailed readers.  This basket contained: 7 banana’s, 4 artichokes, 4 tomatoes, 1 head of Romaine Lettuce, celery, 7 White  Squash, Broccoli, 6 oranges, 6 apples and 2 cantaloupe 🙂

a special thanks to my dear friend Laura at Love, Sweat and Tears who put most of this post together for me!  Laura – you’re the best

2 COMMENTS

  1. this blog is so rad! bummer i don’t live in scottsdale anymore, but prescott also gets the delightful bountiful baskets. SO great. it’s really worth the 15 bucks.

  2. There are some interesting time limits in this article but I don?t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There’s some validity however I’ll take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

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