Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Utah Food Co-Op: March Share

If you live in Utah and you've never tried The Community Food Co-Op of Utah, you should! I placed an order in March and picked it up last Saturday at my local site.

This month's standard share ($24) included:

  • 2lb. Top Sirloin Fajita Strips
  • 2 lb. Package of Chicken Thighs
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 lb. Pork Country Style Boneless Spare Ribs
  • 9 Fuji Apples
  • 9 Oranges
  • 1 Red Leaf Lettuce
  • 2 Heads Broccoli
  • 2 Bunches of Green onionO
  • 2lb. Bag of Carrots
  • 1 lb. Strawberries
  • 1 lb. Mushrooms
  • 10 lb. Russet Potatoes
What a deal! The retail value was $46 + tax for the standard share. I also added in 1 lb package of bacon for $1.50 and a package of Colossimo's sausage for $3.50. We've already eaten the bacon (which was awesome - definitely ordering that again), and tried a lot of the produce. It's all wonderful!

How does a food co-op work?
Co-ops have a rotating menu with different food packages or shares that you can purchase each month. You pay the co-op for your desired share and then pick up your food at your neighborhood distribution center on the day of the co-op. So simple!

How does the co-op provide food at such low prices?
By ordering in quantity and utilizing local farmers/growers.

Who can join?
Anyone! If you eat, you qualify.

Is the food good quality?
The food comes from the same wholesalers that supply the local grocery stores, so you can expect the same quality. No seconds or bruised items here. It's all fresh, excellent food.

How can I find a local food co-op near me?

How do I find recipes to cook with the ingredients I've got?

Use! Type in an ingredient and it will give you recipes that use it!

1 comment:

the mama monster said...

i've been wanting to try that one. i just tried bountiful baskets and was very happy with them. they had organic mangos from mexico that were soooooo good! i will have to try this one next.

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