Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Food Co-ops!

A lot of areas have food co-ops. These can help you save money and get some good produce at the same time.

At my co-op. You order a produce basket and then show up early Saturday morning to pick it up. I have no idea what is going to be in my basket until I pick it up. All co-ops are diffrent. Some are like mine and some are like farmers markets. Some tell you what is in your basket when ordering and some not. Here is what I got in mine....

1 lb bag carrots
head of leaf lettuce
2 red onions
6 bananas
12 nectorines
2lb grapes
6 sweet potatoes
2lb broccoli
1 stalk celery
6 peaches
1lb green beans
1 cantalope
1lb strawberries
1 pk mushrooms
3 lg tomatoes

All was $15 for the basket

At times they may offer other things like bread, powdered mixes and dried soups, rice and beans, or even dried cheese powder (yummy) and organic herbals.

Try some of these links to find one in your area....

Co-op Directory
Niany
Local Harvest
Co-Op Directory .org
sustainable table
green people

3 comments:

JANE4girls October 8, 2008 at 4:33 AM  

thank you so much for this valuable information. Because of it I was able to find a local co-op just miles away! I never knew it was there. I am going today to place my first order.

Cheap-o October 16, 2008 at 9:09 PM  
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kikiverde October 17, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

Food co-ops are great, especially for fresh, in-season fruit and vegetables.

These are also sometimes called CSA's or community supported agriculture.

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