Sunday, April 26, 2009

A little shout out to the Community Food Co-Op of Utah

I am so excited about my new food co-op that I just have to share! I first heard about the Community Food Co-Op of Utah on a frugal living blog a few months ago and I thought it sounded like a great idea. You join the co-op, paying a small donation ($5) and then you can order fresh produce and meat at a huge savings. There are different packages that you can order and then once a month, you pick it up at the nearest location. I was a little nervous doing my first order because I wasn't sure how high quality it would actually be, so I ordered the Half Share. I got everything in the picture for $14, plus $5 for the tamales, and the quality is EXCELLENT! The boys and I ate three of the four oranges in one sitting yesterday because they were sooooo good. Today I made a salad with the lettuce and strawberries (yummy!), and I have big plans for my meals this week. This is what the Half Share included in April (it varies slightly from month to month):

Half Share $14 ($21-$27 retail value)
1 Pckg. Lean Salisbury Steaks
1 Pckg. Lean Pork Cubes
1 5-lb. Bag Red Tomatoes
4 Oranges
1 Head of Broccoli
1 Head Red Leaf Lettuce
6 Bananas
4 Tomatoes
1 lb. Strawberries
Stone Ground's Artisan Wheat Loaf
16 oz. Rice

I'm so impressed! My only regret is that I didn't order the Harvest Share ($23), and get even more yummy stuff. If you are interested, the next order date is Friday, May 15, with a pick-up date of Saturday, May 30. The nice part about joining is that you don't have to order if you don't want to or if one month doesn't work out for you. You're not tied down to anything. There are "teams" from Ogden down to Nephi. Just check out their web site (it doesn't look like the May order form is up yet, but keep checking).


Joanne said...

Ummm, yummy love those salad with strawberries. I have to give you a recipe with Sweet poppy dressing.Dont you just love those fresh produce.

Hubba's Thoughts said...

We did that for a couple months too.. I liked the produce, but not the meat! Maybe I should give it another try! I hope you're doing well! I didn't really get a chance to say hi at church today!! Have a great week.

carrie said...

What a cool thing! I've missed you! I think we should reschedule our lunch date really soon. :o)

Williams Family said...

Wow, what a cool thing to be a part of. I wonder if they have something like that out my direction. I love getting caught up on your blog. You seriously crack me up. Your little Abby has the most beautiful smile. I bet she just lights a whole room up. Your trip to Mexico looked awesome. What a fun get away! Take Care!

Tiffany said...

I think i might try that out.

Tara said...

That sounds awesome! I will have to get this!

Julia said...

Oh man. I wanted to join the co-op last summer, but I was thinking about how lazy I am about driving and decided I'd probably never do it. I should see if there are any new locations by my house.

jane said...

hi anne marie, nice to meet you :)

you have an adorable blog, and an even more adorable family.

thanks for sharing the co-op tips!

Williams Family said...

Hey Annemarie! Just checking in with you. You look like you have been taking a break from blogging like I did. Life just gets busy doesn't it? I hope that you & your family are doing well. Take care!