How to save on produce: Try Bountiful Baskets!
So I am not going to lie, it has taken me a good year to write this post! Kizzie if you are reading this you are probably laughing at me. Many people ask me how to save on produce and healthy food items. We do get our occasional coupon, there are some great deals at grocery stores and farmers markets are awesome, but seasonal. But it’s so nice to get fresh produce in one location and at a great price! So FINALLY, I am really excited to tell you about Bountiful Baskets!
Similar to Zaycon foods, Bountiful Baskets is a group of people who work together for a great benefit. They don’t have any employees and are run strictly by volunteers which gives us amazing deals on produce! Each basket of Produce is $15 + $1.50 handling fee, or $25.00 for organic. Plus they have some fun extras. For example this last week I purchased 38/lbs of Pink Lady Apples for $19.50. That is only $0.51/lb!
How exactly does it work?
On Monday or Tuesday you can head over to Bountifulbaskets.org and place your order for the following Saturday. I do suggest the earlier the better, because baskets are limited. Some areas are available weekly and some bi-weekly
Then you will receive your pick up time and you meet at the location pick up. Be sure to bring you own basket or bags!
That’s basically it! The pick up routine is pretty fast flowing and they are very organized. The only downside, honestly I don’t think it’s a big deal, is you don’t know what you are getting. But they do give you pretty equal parts of fruits and veggies. So once you get your basket on Saturday you an create your meal plan for the week with what you have! Also they have a great FAQ page you will want to check out!
So today is Monday so go over to BountifulBaskets.org and check out to see if your area is available
My Basket Included:
A Bag of Potatoes
2 Bundles of Celery
bundle of Broccoli
3 large Tomatoes
2 Chinese Pears
Potatoes- in addition to
Bundle of Radishes
*I might be forgetting something.
All for $16.50!
I also purchase the 38/lbs of Apples for an extra $19.50 which I am splitting with a friend.
Have you tried Bountiful Baskets? I would love to hear your thoughts!