Monday, June 18, 2012

Food Co-Ops

I recently learned of a local food co-op from a girl at church.  She posted her steals on facebook and I knew I needed in on it!  This was my first week to do it, and I'm so excited about it.  Pickups are on Saturdays, and since we were out of town, she picked mine up for me.  I stopped by her house on our way home from the beach yesterday and I'm so happy I signed up to do it!

All of this....for $15!
($25 if you wanted all organic)

The baskets are approximately 1/2 veggies & 1/2 fruit.  You don't know what you are going to get until you get there, but from the pictures I've seen from prior baskets, it's pretty normal stuff.  It seems like there are always one or two "odd" things, which I'm excited about because it will make me try things I wouldn't ordinarily purchase!

This weeks basket included:  potatoes (which I never cook, but guess we will soon), a small watermelon, 2 spaghetti squash (SO excited to try this), plums, apricots, mushrooms, grapes, lettuce & a pineapple.

There are add-ons you can do each week, but since it was my first week, I just went with the plain basket.  I might do more this next week.  Ashley gifted me a loaf of bread that is pretty tasty!

Have you ever participated in a co-op?  Love it?  Not for you?
I'm going to give it a try for at least a few weeks and see how it goes.  It's going to force me to eat more fresh foods, which is good for us all! shouldn't be this excited about fruits/veggies, but I can't wait to see what is in store for next week's basket!


  1. How do you find these food co ops?

    1. The one I'm doing is if there is one near you. I'd never heard of it but when I was telling my MIL, she was saying someone she knew participated in a co-op for years. You "contribute" (pay for it) by Tuesday I think, then pick it up Saturday. It's a certain time you pick up, and if you miss it, then you're just out your $...but I plan to do it for a while and see how it goes!