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Part of nurturing my soul includes giving it the kind of fuel that keeps it running better. I am on a mission to eat more fruits and veggies. So when I heard about the fruit & veggie coop Bountiful Baskets, I had to try it out. This all volunteer effort apparently takes place in about seven U.S. states.
Tuesday (6/29) I selected my preferred location based on their list, which also included pick-up times. I looked at their offerings for the week, the regular $15 basket plus extra choices of blueberries, cookies, breads, etc. I then paid my $15, for the 50% fruit and 50% veggie collection. And I also paid $20 for 12 pints of blueberries (I love blueberries!) I also had a choice of an organic basket instead of the regular for an additional $10. Since I didn't know quite what to expect, I went for the $15 this first time.
selections made, site/location chosen, paid them and got my receipt. They only take debit or credit and you can't pay at the pick-up site, only pick up. There's a strict pick-up-time window, and they only hold your stuff for about 20 minutes, so you have to rise and arrive on time on that Saturday morning. I loved that they sent me a reminder email on Friday evening, very smart.
So I arrived at 7:20 am this morning, and considering the temps are supposed to be about 114 again today, it was quite pleasant. Talked to people in line while I waited. I brought my receipt but they also had my name on a list which they checked off. All the baskets were laid out and ready. After being officially checked off I went to a volunteer who was raising their hand. They even helped me carry my three boxes to the car. Wanna see what I got? Check it out.