I enjoy getting my produce from Bountiful Baskets. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a co-op that gives people access to fresh but inexpensive fruits and veggies. You have to order on Monday/Tuesday and pick it up on Saturday, and you have a 20-minute pickup window to get it. They request that participants volunteer about every 4 times.
They are in a surprising number of states in the US, so it’s worth checking to see if they are in your area.
Every participant gets a “conventional” basket, which is under $20. The first time you participate, you need to pay a $3 first-time charge. And there’s a $1.50 handling fee these days.
Here’s a photo of my basket this week, which contained cauliflower, leeks, small white potatoes, cucumber, yellow squash, butter lettuce, jicama, honeydew, strawberries, oranges, apples, and kiwi:
Every week there are extras you can purchase: items in bulk, or a variety in a themed “pack.” This week, I got an asian pack for about $14.50. It contained snow peas, Japanese eggplant, celery, asparagus, broccoli, ginger, garlic, napa cabbage, bok choy, and carrots: