So naturally I wanted to try out a basket for myself and now that they are local (kinda) I could. I ordered online a few days ahead of time. It cost me $18 for my first basket and will only be $15 each time hereafter. And the pick up was on Saturday morning. I had a scheduling conflict so my good friend Sarah offered to pick up mine too. Thank you Sarah!
Now, I must admit I was a little wary. You know that I am a real stickler for great prices. I don't pay more than 20 cents a pound for potatoes or 79 cents a pound for apples. I was worried that my $15 wouldn't be "as wisely spent" as I might if I were just going to the grocery store. However, it was fresh, local, fun and worth a try--at least once.
This is what Sarah brought home for me:
Isn't that a beautiful basket of produce! This is what it included (all weights are approximate because I do not have a kitchen scale):
7 big ears of yellow corn
4 medium pomegrante
9 medium kiwi fruit
9 medium oranges (3#)
4 large wrapped (I don't know what kind but wrapped means fancy, right?!) pears (1.5#)
5 large Fuji apples
9 medium beets (2#) what do I do with beets?
3 Zucchini (1.5#)
1 large bunch broccoli (2#)
So I figure I am willing to pay:
20 cents/lb for potatoes x 6# = $1.20
.25 cents an ear for corn x 7=$1.75
.75 cents/pomegranate x 4= $3
.25/kiwi x 9 = $2.25
.40 cents/lb oranges x 3# = $1.20
.60 cents/lb pears x 1.5# = .90
.40 cents/lb bananas x 3# = $1.20
.80 cents/lb apples x 2# = $1.60
I've never had beets and have no idea what to pay for them nor what to do with them therefore $0
.70 cents/lb zucchini x 1.5# = $1.05
.50 cents/lb broccoli x 2# = $1
Grand Total $15.15
And this is at prices I would have been WILLLING to pay. Most of this produce cannot be had at this price right now. Last I looked zucchini were over a $1 per pound and Pomegranates were $2 each. So I am satisfied that I got my money's worth AND I got a bunch of beets to try out for FREE!
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