Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bountiful Baskets - Organic Offering 6-30-12

Crazy weekend for me so far.  Our bountiful basket site has had no volunteers the past few weeks and I felt really bad about not going to help.  Big problem this week was that the volunteer time changed to 4:30 am, crazy I know!  Well after 4 hours of sleep I jumped out of bed at 4 am before my alarm went off and I knew I had to get my butt to that site to help this morning.  I am so glad I got up though because they really needed the help this week.  What's even more crazy is that the pickup time is at 6:45 so we get done distributing the produce at around 5:30 and then have to sit around for an hour and half until everyone comes and picks them up.  I had to come home and nap after stopping by the garden, then the rest of my day went by so fast. This is why I'm just now getting around to posting the contents of my basket.  Better late then never :)

There was not any green veggies that my kids like which was the only complaint I had about this weeks basket.  I love the surprise factor of getting the baskets (I know that's the reason some people don't get them, but I like it).  It's really what keeps it fun for me, you never know what your going to get and I like experimenting with things I would not normally buy.

My organic basket contained:

4 petite farm-stand lettuce heads
2 red onions
1 spaghetti squash
1 bunch of fresh carrots
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 bag of green seedless grapes
1 bag of cherries
5 bananas
6 plums
2 apricots
2 kent mangoes

In addition to the organic basket I got the organic kent mango add on pack.  We love mango's and these are our favorite variety and I can't beat the great price from bountiful baskets.  They are not quite ripe yet, so I am going to wait a few days and chop them up and freeze them for smoothies, sorbet, or snacking.  I love stocking up on fresh organic fruit and freezing it.  It's nice to know I can always whip up a healthy smoothie anytime and I know my kids will drink it. 

On another note, the tribal garden is looking good.  It's really coming along and we are learning something new every week :)

Here is a picture I took yesterday morning of the beautiful squash blossoms soaking up the morning sun.  

~ Have a wonderful Sunday everyone ~

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