This weeks pick of the week: Bountiful Baskets! I mentioned this last week when talking about my strawberry jam and 9 Grain bread. Since I love my Bountiful Basket food co-op, I thought it should be highlighted on my bliggity-blog. Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op (BBFC) distributes produce baskets, organic produce baskets, artisan bread and sandwich bread every week. BBFC is a group of people who work together for mutual benefit. This is a grassroots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. Since there are no employees at Bountiful Baskets, we as a group pay rock bottom prices on your food. To quote a press release that a local City put out to encourage residents to consider participating, “Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op is a participatory experience. Participants all save a substantial amount of money on healthy food. In exchange there are no employees to guide participants through the experience.” On Monday morning, I get on the Internet at about 9:50 AM. I have to be on the ball, or I miss out. Right at 10:00 AM the site opens for me to participate in the weeks offerings. I sign up, pay and anxiously wait until Saturday afternoon to pick up my basket. I always get lots of fresh fruits and veggies. I never really know what they will be, but I have NEVER been disappointed. We have had mangoes, apples, oranges, bananas, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, onions, mushrooms, melons, squash and lots of other things. It is kind of hard to explain how it all works, so if you are interested, I suggest checking out their website. The best source of information is in the FAQ section.