|Bountiful Basket sorting|
|Breads, Organic, Extras|
This weeks basket!
2 lettuces 11 bananas
1 bunch of kale 9 oranges
1 bundle of asparagus 5 mango's
1 bag of carrots 1 pineapple
1 bundle of green onions 9 apples
7 Mexican green peppers
3 house cucumbers
loose red and yellow peppers
|Long line this week|
Market on the Move
19 yellow squash
9 house cucumbers
20 yellow peppers
6+ lbs of green beans
3 large mixing bowls of red +yellow peppers
5 green bell peppers
35 green Mexican peppers
They also offered tomatoes, house and roman, but we were still great on last weeks box. The amounts you see are the amounts that I picked myself. I will not be able to eat and store all this so I made a box for our church to give to a wonderful family to enjoy.
Another wonderful week for $10.00, but no charge since I paid membership last week.
I wanted to give you a little comparison of the two companies. Going to both locations might not be practical for every person. I think both have great benefits and drawbacks. While you can take more for a lot less at Market on the Move the lines today were crazy long, even for members. The lines and efficiency at Bountiful Baskets much faster. Another great benefit is getting a great assortment of fruits from bountiful Basket. Market on the Move had no fruits last weekend and they gave me a max of the grapefruit this week.
I love both programs and feel that to have all this produce for $26.40 is a steal! I will probably rotate my schedule of the baskets and make sure I only take what I can use and share. It disturbs me to see food wasted and end up in the garbage. I was so excited to share this with you that I had to post right away. I still have some washing and storing to do, plus make the menu for this week. That is another great benefit about these programs is that you pick up your boxes and then plane the meals. This saves you from making impulse buys of produce out of season and over priced because of the shipping and processing to get it to the stores.
These are same conventional grocery store foods that contain pesticide, herbicides, and waxes. I usually only purchase organic and have to make sure to wash all this produce well. I used a simple cleaning solution of vinegar, water, and lemon. This was super simple and I could feel a difference of removing the wax trapping in the chemicals underneath.
Green Produce Cleaner
Juice of one lemon
2 tbsp white vinagar
1 cup of water
Mix together in a large bowl for apples, peppers, cucumber, and other harder produce. For lettuces, broccoli, grapes and softer produce spray mixture. After wiping down or spraying rinse well to remove any vinegar taste. Super simple and the vinegar and lemon do remover more chemicals than water alone.
I have to get back to packing up the goodies but will be posting the menu for the week soon so you can get a look at this weeks upcoming recipes!
These programs are in your area. It might be harder to find but they are there. I was surprised to know this program has been here for a while and I never knew. I am going to be posting tomorrow on ways to search for these in your area. If you have similar events/ programs please share them here, even outside Az.