Bountiful Baskets

Are you familiar with Bountiful Baskets? Here's what their website says:

"BBFC distributes produce baskets, organic produce baskets, artisan bread and sandwich bread every other week."

I'm in no way affiliated with them except that my family has recently started buying a basket every few weeks and I really enjoy it. The value is fantastic. Here's what we got last week for just $15:


To inventory for you:
  • 2 bunches of celery
  • 1 head of kale
  • 3 small acorn squash
  • 1+ bunch of bananas
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 9 plums
  • 8 peaches
  • 3 yellow mangoes
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 8 (one got eaten) small granny smith apples
  • 1 head of some kind of leafy greens
  • 1 cucumber
That's a raging ton of produce for just $15.

We also tend to do the buy-up options. This particular week, we added the Asian themed basket for an additional $8.50. Here's what was in that one:


I'm going to let you figure out what all that is (because I don't actually know). It is obviously worth more than $8.50 if purchased in a grocery store or even at a farmer's market.

Finally, this particular week we also opted to do the strawberry add-on which got us 8lbs of strawberries for $11. That's $1.38 per pound/clamshell which is a pretty good deal. I wouldn't call that one a smokin' hot deal as some of the grocery stores have had their strawberries on sale for $1.50 or even down to $1.25 but the benefit there was I didn't have to make a special trip to the store for them and the price was very good.

So, why, you might ask, am I telling you about Bountiful Baskets if I get nothing out of the free advertising for them? Well, participating in their program has forced me to use some produce I've never used before and in an effort to not waste, I've tried some new recipes too. I'm going to start posting what I make using the contents of the basket so if you too have purchased through them, perhaps I can give you some ideas for what to do with it.

I'd love to hear about your Bountiful Baskets experiences, good or bad.

Thank you for reading,

1 comment:

  1. $15 for all that! That's a pretty good deal!  


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