Sunday, April 18, 2010
We joined an Organic co-op, where you can get baskets of fresh, organic fruits and veggies each Saturday morning...most locally grown. Here is what we got this week: oranges, tangarines, bananas, romaine, cilantro, kale, green onions, leeks, tomatoes, swiss chard, yams, avocados, lemons, strawberries, red bell peppers, and even some white irises. All this for only $22. The previous week had cucumbers and other varieties - whatever is in season locally is what you get.
The more people who join, the more buying power. You probably don't save a ton of money over spending $22 at the grocery store, but you get much fresher produce that is helping a local farmer. There is a Beaumont pick up location and a Redlands one. For more info, check out http://www.meetup.com/organicproduce/