Living a Healthier Life in Farmington – Bountiful Baskets

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“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.

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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
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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: www.bountifulbaskets.org.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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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