Bountiful Baskets

I picked up my basket of fresh produce from the Bountiful Baskets food co-op this morning! Check out the goods:

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Vegetables:
Green leaf lettuce
Frisée lettuce
Yellow squash
Cucumbers
Red onions
Beets

Fruits:
Bananas
Green apples
Red pears
Pomegranates
Persimmons
Kiwi fruit

Getting a bountiful basket is like Christmas morning- you wake up really early and get a big box of surprises! I love that you don’t know what you’re getting until you show up. It’s a fun way to challenge yourself to develop new recipes and try new foods using local, seasonal produce. A few years ago, I tried curly kale for the first time because it appeared in my basket!

If you’re interested in getting an inexpensive basket of produce, check out bountifulbaskets.org to see if your area is served!

To purchase a basket, log onto the website on a Monday or Tuesday. The basket will cost you $15 plus a local processing fee ($2.50 in Las Vegas). You’ll choose a pickup location nearby, usually at a park or school. Pickup is always on Saturday mornings. I hope you’ll check it out!

My plans for this morning’s produce include:
Pear apple cider (with bourbon!)
Persimmon sorbet
Cucumber, red onion, and bean salad
Russian borscht (beet soup)

I’ll have to come up with some more ideas for everything else. Maybe a salad and some pomegranate dressing? Hmmm…

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  1. Pingback: Frisée Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing and Poached Egg | Karolina's Kitchen

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