Do you think this is worth it? Produce baskets from a farm! *UPDATE*
So, we don't have bountiful baskets or anything like that here but I did find a farm that fills baskets with produce. I was wondering if this sounds like it's worth it. Apparently everything is either organic or naturally grown (which basically means they are in the process of getting certified as organic). Of course, that isn't really a huge deal to me but anyways....
$29 for: 6 eggs, 1 bunch of spinach, 1 head of broccoli, 1 head of romaine lettuce, 2 carrots, 3 corn, 1 cucumber, 1 onion, 3 potatoes, 1/2 lb string beans, 3 oranges, 3 tangerines, 3 grapefruit, 3 apples, and a tomatoe. Along with butter and cheese. Is that worth it? It's all locally grown. They also have options of other things like syrups, local honey, milk, meat...etc. I think it sounds awesome. I just don't know.... I want to support the local farms, I want the local produce but I feel like I could get cheaper from the grocery store but would it be as healthy? I just don't know. What are your thoughts? I think I'm going to get a half basket (which is what's listed above) and see how I like it and then go from there. They offer them EVERY weekend. Thoughts?
The full basket comes with double the amound and is $53 so it's a better deal but I thought I'd start with the half basket and if I like it I'll move up to the full. :)
This is the post from my blog about this:
Why didn't I join a produce coop before? What was I thinking? ha! Love this!!
Okay, you order a half or full basket. This is a half basket pictured (besides the milk and jar of honey). All the fruits, veggies and eggs are included in the basket. They also included a sample size of butter and cheese. Awesome!! The half basket is $29 and all the food is "naturally grown" or "organic". The milk was $4 and the honey was $10 but if I return the jar then it's $9. They also sell meat, nuts, cheeses, milk, buttermilk, cornmeal, grits, syrups, honey, canned foods, extra produce not included above, firewood...etc. Lots of stuff. It's awesome!!
Anyways, I digress.... so, after I got home and put all this awesome food away I went to Publix to price it and see if I actually saved anything. I don't normally buy organic so I wanted to price the regular food too. Just the basket foods (not counting the cheese and butter samples) would have cost me $36.69. If I had bought the produce that was available as organic (not all of this was available as organic though) it would have cost me $50.10. So, I think I have found something Awesome!
Did I mention how awesome this is? I plan on making this a weekly thing. :)