Bountiful Baskets is a rather new Co-op in the Utah area. So far there are sites between Brigham City and Bountiful and it seems to be growing every delivery date.
Deliveries are every 2 weeks right now. So this upcoming weekend (9/5) is a delivery date and then every 2 weeks from there.
Ordering is open the Tuesday prior to the delivery date. Usually there is a small window for ordering (Tuesday morning to Wednesday about 10 am). (If you're reading this today 9/1, today is the day you would order. I like to order early on Tuesdays because that usually secures a basket for me. If you order on Wednesday, there's a chance you may not get the site you want. There are a limited number of baskets at each site).
What do you get when you order?
You get a basket filled with 1/2 fruits and 1/2 veggies. There are also opportunities to purchase additional items such as a variety of breads, specialty fruit/veggie packs (Mexican, Italian, Island packs) and sometimes you can order cases of things, like cherries, apples, peaches etc... All of the extras mentioned above are additional purchases above the cost of your original fruit/veggie pack (you will see the prices as you order). If you go to the right hand side of my blog and scroll down towards the labels - look for Bountiful Baskets to see pictures of what I've received in the past.
How do I order?
1 - Click on this link to take you to the Bountiful Baskets online site.
2 - Scroll down to the middle of the page and click on Utah Bountiful Baskets
3 - Select the date (usually there is only one date to choose from - the date of delivery)
4 - Select your site (the drop down box will indicate sites and times - make a note)
5 - Proceed through the order (remember first time orders will have a one time additional charge of $3.00). You must answer yes or no to each option to complete your order.
6 - Click Add to Cart.
7 - Scroll back up to the top and click Submit
8 - This will take you to a summary of your order (ALWAYS CHECK THIS OVER TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING WHAT YOU EXPECT AND TO MAKE SURE THE LOCATION AND TIME ARE ALSO WHAT YOU'VE CHOSEN!!!)
9- Proceed through the checkout and print your summary to bring with you as proof of purchase.
What is expected of me?
Co-op's are purely volunteer run. Please plan to arrive an hour early to help set up baskets, distribute the produce between the baskets, break down boxes, haul them off and then distribute the produce to those who ordered.
What do I need to bring?
1 - Bring your own box, bag, laundry basket or something to take your produce with you. You'll want something sturdy and durable. The baskets used at the site are re-used each time and you can't take them with you.
2 - Know the weather: hats, gloves, drinking water, rain slicker, coats and jackets will be handy while working.
Everything that's brought in needs to be taken away. Volunteers/Participants need to haul all the cardboard boxes away after distribution. Many local schools have recycle bins that will take this kind of stuff. The schools love it and really benefit when we can help.
You have between 20 and 30 minutes after pick up time to arrive and get your basket. If you do not show, that produce will be donated to the local fire department.
If you're interested in getting a site started in your area, let me know and I can put you in touch with the person who can arrange that (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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