Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fresh Produce, Get 60 lbs for $10.00!

I bet I got your attention.  After Mass we were reading the New Vision Circular in our bulletin.  That headline caught our eyes and we decided we needed to look in to this.  Our family goes through a lot of produce making up about 80% of our diet.  We use Bountiful basket for a large amount of our meals, since they provide organic baskets weekly now, and supplement with Costco, Sunflowers, and grocery stores.  I know that seems like a lot of running around, but we plan our menu and we make stops according to our schedules.  We take advantage of the organic and seasonal foods to save money on a budget.

The 3000 club has a weekly setup that offers featured produce.  You do not know what will be offered until you are there, the location changes weekly, and it is conventional produce.  They offer the location sites on their website so you can plan your day to visit and pick up fresh produce.  The volunteers were very helpful and nice.

The weekly price is $10.00 for anything up to 60lbs.  Some people carried boxes while some carried a grocery bag.  We learned more about the membership price which was a one time yearly fee of $100.00.  If you are a member you get up to 120 Lbs weekly to share with other families as well.  We were so happy with our experience there that we thought it was a great investment to try.  Just visiting for 10 weeks throughout the year would pay for itself.

We left with a box of plum tomatoes, a box of mix green bell peppers and zucchini, and a box of green beans and cherry tomatoes.  I felt we received a lot more than $10.00 worth.  Not to mention the fun we had in storing, cooking and a wonderful dinner with our new produce. You can read the article at The New Vision.

Please share this with your family and friends in Arizona!  
This is a wonderful program and opportunity. 
Visit there home page at :

Up coming location events.  (weekly)
March 10, 2012
March 17, 2012
March 24, 2012
March 31, 2012
  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 08:00am - 12:00pm
    ASU West (4701 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306)
  • Saturday, March 31, 2012 08:00am - 12:00pm
    Sukyo Mahikari (15601 North 40th Street , Phoenix, AZ 85032)


  1. This is so great! We don't have anything like this where I live. Sometimes in the summer we can get boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market but only limited amounts and only for the 3 months of summer. I wish we could get it year round.

    1. Check out Bountiful Baskets. http://www5.bountifulbaskets.org/?page_id=6
      Here is there location list, add your city and state at the top and see if they have a location near you. I was very lucky to find out about this program. I had no idea it exist. I know most people do not know about these events in their area. I am trying to put together a list of ways to find out if something like this is in your area. I will be posting it soon!

  2. Wished it was the season here, not quit and right now we are having terrible winds. The produce looks wonderful! thanks for stopping by Oh!My Heartsie, have an awesome evening. Stopping by from the Happy Hump Day hop, I have added myself to your blog and now continue to hop!! Now that we met come follow me...... on my..... GFC....Oh! My Heartsie
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    1. I will be hopping right along as well1 Thank you Karen!