Thursday, August 11, 2011

Joined a Co-Op!

I finally found a local co-op that has a drop off site that's pretty close to my house, and I am so excited about it! I've been wanting to do one for forever, but it just wasn't convenient. Now it is! For a really good price, I get a selection of produce that's all local and organic. I figure it'll help make sure we're eating a good selection of fruits and veggies, as well as being healthier overall. I'll be ordering some every two weeks, so we should be all set! Our fridge looks ridiculously healthy right now. I love it. Plus, it's so much easier than grocery shopping in that you just walk up, get your bags and leave. Can't beat that with a toddler. He even got to help carry a bag which made his day. I'm hoping to, in the future, have most of our food bought in bulk and then this co-op so grocery trips will be small/infrequent. 

For our first share, we got:

  • 3 green peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a head of romaine lettuce
  • a carton of strawberries
  • a carton of blueberries
  • 7 oranges
  • 6 nectarines
  • 3 apples
  • 2 mangos
  • 7 red potatoes
  • 4 avocados
  • 3 eggplants
  • 3 yellow squash
  • 3 zucchinni
  • a bunch of cilantro
Now, to find recipes to use it all!


Kristin said...

Ooh! How can I do this??

Kristin said...

More specifically, what do you mean by co-op? How is it different from just walking up to a farmers market and buying from there?

imavera said...

Not much different, I guess. I buy a share, and they separate it all out based on how many people bought one for that period. So, it's just a lump thing instead of buying each fruit/veggie on it's own. I just have to say my name and grab my bag of goodies!

Kristin said...

that is so neat!