Tight Wad in Utah: Co-op's!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I participated in my first Co-op today and this is what I got:

1 Meat Share:
1 lb lean ground beef
2 lbs chicken drumsticks
4 6 oz cubed steaks
2 lbs pork sirloin roast

1 Produce Share:
5 pears
4 peaches
romaine lettuce
grape tomatoes
3 avocados

It cost $24.  You pay a $5 lifetime membership fee when you join and your not required to do it every month.  They have tons of pick-up locations so we only had to go a couple blocks.  They also require you do 2 hours of volunteer work a month (meaning anything you do free for someone outside your family).  They ask that you volunteer with them for 2 hours a year.  Im very happy with what we got! Nothing has to be eaten right away, which I like. :)
For more information go here.
My friend Cher participated with a different Co-op.  Here is her report. :):)

This is our First Bountiful Basket.

2 Lemons,10 Banana's, 8 Apples, 16 oz. Strawberries, 5 Oranges, 5 pounds Potatoes, 2 pounds Carrots, 1 bunch Broccoli, 1 bunch Swiss Chard, 1 bunch leaf lettuce, 3 bunches Asparagus, and 10 Cucumbers
Amazing and all for $15!!!! (there is a $3 charge for first time and $1.50 handling)
I also had the opportunity to volunteer and I think that I will do that EVERY time. Not only do you get your basket first but you get a little extra  (2 small items or 1 big item) if there are leftovers after the separating is done. I really enjoyed it. Great people and so much fun. I am HOOKED!!

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Caitlin and James said...

That is such a great deal! I love this idea. I think I'm going to try it.

Audrey said...

Cool!! Which one? I think I may do both :):)