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Bountiful Baskets – Organic Produce

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Organic Apples

Organic Apples

I found out information about the organic food baskets.  The next buy-in deadline is 9/9/08 for the 9/13/08 distribution.  The baskets are offered every other week.  They offer a basket of organic produce (50% fruit, 50% veggies) for $27 for first time customers, and $25 for each basket after.

Their website says the baskets are sufficient for a family of four for two weeks.  However, with juicing and eating vegetarian, you might find that you need two baskets.  But, even if you have to do that, $25 a week for all your fresh, organic produce isn’t bad at all!!

Here’s the link to order:

http://organicaz.bountifulbaskets.org/

The closest location to us would probably be the Freestone pick-up location at Guadalupe and Lindsay.  Marc said he’ll do the running for it.  They would need to be picked up at 7:00 AM on 9/13/08 (and every two weeks thereafter).

I went ahead and ordered a basket for pickup on 9/13/08.  It came out to $28.50 with their $1.50 handling charge.  If you’re going to order, make sure you select the ORGANIC selection and choose the pickup at FREESTONE and Marc can pick it up for you when he picks up ours.  Let us know.

I went to their forum to see if I could find out any more info.  Here’s what I saw in one of the organic baskets from a few months ago:  2 bunches of Swiss Chard, 1 bunch of spinach, 2 heads of lettuce, roma tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, mangoes, canteloupe, and bananas.  Some people also said they received carrots and grapefruit (in addition to the other things).

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Written by Tracey

September 5, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Posted in Healing Foods, Organic Food

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  1. This sounds really good, Tracey. I went ahead and placed an order for one organic basket to be picked up at 7:00 AM at Freestone. I noticed you said 7:45 for your pickup… hope they don’t mind waiting until Marc gets there for our first time. Then he can explain to them that he’ll be picking up ours too.

    This looks yummy and, you’re right, I’ll probably have to increase the number of baskets soon. But, this will give us a good idea of what to expect. And, I’m so glad the fall season is near… love those fall fruits and vegies.

    Thanks for finding this for us.

    Love,
    Mom

    Julia

    September 6, 2008 at 10:00 am

  2. Mom, I originally thought the closest place would be Gilbert and McKellips and that pick-up time is 7:45 AM. After talking to Marc, he said the Freestone Park location would be closer at Lindsay and Guadalupe and that pick-up time is 7:00 AM. I will change it on the blog post so no one is confused.

    Talk to you later. Today is semi-final US Open tennis. So, I’ll call you later on today when the tennis finishes up.

    Titi

    starfishproject

    September 6, 2008 at 11:01 am

  3. We received our first organic fruit and vegie baskets today. Keith and I are really impressed at the quality of the produce… so fresh and nice. And, since Tracey and her Dad have been doing all the organic shopping at local stores, they know the prices for organics out there!

    The basket is $25 and here is what we got:
    3 large bunches broccoli, 2 heads romaine lettuce, 2 stalks celery, 2 tomatoes.
    3 cantaloupes, 6 lbs. red seedless grapes, 10 plums, 6 freestone peaches.
    At our local stores, this would come to between $40 and $50. And, I haven’t seen any organics in our stores that look this good.

    Since we are doing a lot of juicing, we will have to increase the number of baskets we order. Also, their website says that they deliver every 2 weeks and the amounts are sufficient for a family of 4 for 2 weeks. I don’t see how this is possible even if we weren’t juicing. There’s just Keith and me here but the above would not last us 2 weeks. Maybe they were talking about conventionally grown produce. I’ll bet that’s it!

    They did offer 20 lbs. of tomatoes for $7 and cases of freestone peaches at a very cheap price too. But, since they were not organic, we didn’t order any. I know when more people start demanding organic food and stop eating the GMO food, the prices will surely go down.

    Julia

    juliahall

    September 13, 2008 at 10:01 pm


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