Living a Healthier Life in Farmington – Bountiful Baskets


“Mom are you pregnant?” asks my 10-year-old daughter.
“Yes, I’m five months along. NOT!”

I have known for a long time that we have needed to increase our vegetable and fruit intake for our overall health. So when my daughter makes a comment like that, it gives me a great kick in the pants to start taking some action!

Bountiful Baskets is a way that I can do that and I know that it will help other families in Farmington too.

Look at the delicious variety! Kiwis, pomegranates, lemons, pineapple, cantaloupe, and oranges.

Here is what people are saying about Bountiful Baskets:

  • I flippin’ love it! I’m hooked! We can with it; I’ve canned carrots. I’ve made mango raspberry jam. Papaya bread is amazing! If you don’t know what to do with an item, just Google it. That is how I came to make papaya bread. Also, I eat fruits and vegetables that I normally don’t eat. -Debra Lisenbee
  • Honestly, I buy a Bountiful Basket because it is cheaper than what you can get at the grocery store. The quality is better too. I bought 40 pounds of Honey Crisp apples for $34 and they were $3.99 at the grocery store. -Angie
  • It’s affordable produce and there is an organic option. It also forces you to try new things. We tried fennel and it’s really good in some butter, cheese, and bacon. -Chara
  • We buy a Bountiful Basket because of the quality of the fruits and vegetables and because of the variety. -Heather
A community effort. Volunteers at Heights Middle School.

Bountiful Baskets – How it works:

  • It is a co-op. The produce comes from local farmers. It is not leftover or damaged produce from large chain grocery stores.
  • You order your basket online every other Monday. Ordering starts on Monday at noon and ends until sellout or Tuesday at 10 pm. Here is the link:
  • Pick up times for the produce: Friday at 6 or 6:20 @ Heights Middle School; 3700 College Blvd.
  • Participants must volunteer once a quarter. It’s fun to volunteer! You help distribute the produce into the baskets and meet community members.
  • This is a completely volunteer operation – which is awesome! No one is paid, not even the site coordinators. They do it for the love of community and for healthy and affordable produce.  A shout out to my sister, Melissa, and her good friend, Crystal, who brought Bountiful Baskets to Farmington. They paved the way for Kirtland and Aztec to have it too.
  • Next date to purchase: Monday, November 2nd.

If you need help ordering, click on the link for the Bountiful Baskets New Mexico Facebook page. Someone will gladly help you.



If you are looking for a way to eat more healthy for you and your family but also in an affordable manner, Bountiful Baskets is the solution. Here is to happy, healthy eating in Farmington!




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