I have always heard of Bountiful Baskets but until recently, they did not service my area. I found out on a lark and luckily enough, just before the window closed to order a basket!
I wasn’t sure what to expect but I paid my $21.50 ($15 for the basket, $3 for first time basket set up and $3.50 handling fee) and waited for oh god early Saturday am (7am). The only thing I knew for a fact on my basket is that it would be 50% veggies and 50% fruit, past that, it’s anyone’s guess. You can add additional items to your basket, like pinto beans, or a salsa package (all the veggies to make a salsa), or even bread. All at an additional cost, of course. This being my first time, I decided to just get the basket so I could get an idea of what I was getting and could expect in the future.
Baskets start being handed out at 7am *sharp*. They stop anyone from getting into line at 7:20am. Missed your pick up? Too late, it will now be donated to a local food shelter. Which can be pretty harsh, I admit but I can also understand their point of view. This is a co-op, all run by volunteers to get as rock bottom prices from local farmers as possible.
Have you tried them? Interested in trying them out? Check out their facebook!