Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bountiful Baskets

We participate in a food co-op, for fruits, vegetables, organic whole grain breads, and other healthy add-in's. Our pick up is bi-weekly, & is all run by volunteers (hence the name co-op). This is the second month we've contributed, & although you have to be creative surrounding planning meals, it gives you great options to cook with during the winter especially, when the offerings in local grocery stores are less than exciting. Plus, the organic option is great! Each main basket will contain a minture of 50% fruit & 50% veggies, for a 30 lb. basket.

Great Falls isn't a location that would normally have a variety of fresh veggies and fruits all winter, but because we have access to the co-op, which trucks in produce only a few days old, I am able to create recipes with ingredients like pineapple, eggplant, squash, and fresh herbs all winter long. It's good quality & inexpensive.

Since my garage pantry shelves act as an additional fridge in the winter, I have the room to store extra produce, which by the way keeps for up to a month. BONUS! So here's to dreaming up some more amazing recipes the rest of the winter long! Cheers!

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  1. Sounds like such a fun co-op! It's similar to our CSA we do during the summer time =)

  2. My parents used to belong to a food co-op when I was little because we lived out in the sticks. I really miss all the amazing food we used to get. Can't wait to see what you do with all of it!

  3. That is so darn cool! I did some googling and found out that even Dallas has a co-op!! You can get a full share or half share for $50 or $30 respectively, plus a yearly membership fee of $50. I'd go to McKinney or Addison to pick it up...hmmmmm. Sprouts is right next to my house and probably cheaper. :)