Saturday, March 29, 2014

PSA

This is merely a PSA (public service announcement) for all you guys out there living in the states who participate.

I volunteered this am with an organization called Bountiful Baskets.  I've done it once before and it is absolutely incredible!!  If you go to their website, bountifulbaskets.org, on Mon. or Tues., you can purchase a basket that's approximately 1/2 veggies, 1/2 fruit for $15!!!  The first time you buy, there's a $3 newby charge (to purchase additional laundry baskets) and then there's a $3.50 handling fee each time.  Most states have MULTIPLE cities participating and there are often a few pick-up places not too far from your home.  The states who participate are AZ, CO, GA, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA and WY.  Sorry if your state is not listed.  There are a certain number of baskets available at each pick-up location & once those are filled, there are no more for that given week.  There are also always extra stuff you can purchase like a juice pkg, salsa pkg, bread pkg., olive oil, etc.  It changes AND you can order your entire purchase for all organic for an extra fee.

Today, in my $15 basket, I got 3 red peppers, 3 English cucumbers, 3 broccoli crowns, 1 head cauliflower, 2 heads romaine, a bunch of bananas, 1 pkg. strawberries, 9 apples, 5 oranges, 5 grapefruit, 7 pears & 16 roma tomatoes.  Don't think you could get that for $15 in the grocery store.  IF you volunteer, you can take some of what's leftover (there are always leftovers) and if someone fails to pick up their produce within the allotted time slot, it's donated to a local fire station.  Isn't that cool?!!  Those strawberries smell so good, I must go eat some.  Hopefully at least a few of you will find this interesting and at check into it.  You WILL thank me!!  LOL

1 comment:

Gwen said...

There are locations in San Antonio, but none near me. A group is trying to get one started in a small town much closer and I am excited!