Bountiful Baskets

Have you heard of Bountiful Baskets?

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op (BBFC) “offers a conventional produce basket every other week (or weekly) which is generally ½ fruit and ½ veggies. The monetary contribution is $15.00 and is generally worth $50.00 retail. Organic baskets require a contribution of $25. To participate visit http://www.BountifulBaskets.org and check the schedule to see when your state is available to make your monetary contribution using a debit or credit card. Then, pick up your basket on Saturday morning at the time and place you chose when you contributed!” The process is very simple and so rewarding!

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The conventional basket ($15.00)

The organic basket ($25.00)

The organic basket ($25.00)

I get excited to go pick up my basket or baskets on Saturday mornings… it’s a surprise every week since you never know what is in the baskets! This week I decided to purchase one conventional basket and one organic basket to see if I could get a variety of produce and to be able to price compare them. I am happy with both of them and the boys can’t wait to dig in!!

This week I will be comparing my contribution to Bountiful Baskets to the retail cost of produce at the grocery store and will report back with my findings!

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4 comments

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Michelle!

      I checked out the prices! It is almost exactly half price! I was a little worried that I wasn’t getting a good deal, but I am glad to find out that I am!

      I did not compare the organic basket because my stores I went to just did not have enough organic produce to be able to do the comparison!

      Jenn

  1. Stephanie says:

    I compared prices with Walmart prices. I came up with $17.00. At the store, but they didn’t have mini watermelons or pineapple (which I got 2 of those). It’s was my first time and I thought it would be more of a savings.

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Stephanie!

      I did price comparison today on our basket from last week. I came up with around 30.00 for the conventional basket. I could not compare the organic basket because there wasn’t enough organic produce in the store to compare it to. Every week is different. Some weeks there is a LOT of saving and some weeks there is a little savings. Either way I think my conclusion is that it is still a good deal! Watch for a blog post coming soon comparing prices! If you subscribe via email you will be notified as soon as I post it! 🙂

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