People are finding that Bountiful Baskets is a great way to get fresh produce economically. The food co-op allows you to get a large basket of produce for $15 and for an extra $10 you can have the organic basket.
In addition, they have boxes or special packs that can be added on. Some of those have been 20lb box of Cara Cara Navel Oranges, 20lb box of tomatoes, Asian vegetable mix, Guacamole pack, Tropical pack and many more. It is very exciting to find out what it going to be in your basket.
Western South Dakota is the only portion of the state where you can get baskets at this time. The cities that have pickups include: Black Hawk, Box Elder, Custer, Deadwood and Sturgis. Those sites have offerings on the “A weeks” or every two weeks. Visit the locations page for all the current participation cities.
How does Bountiful Baskets work
First of all you have to set up an account on the Bountiful Basket website here. Once you are registered, you’ll want to wait until the offerings are posted for your pickup site. Currently the South Dakota offerings are posted every other Monday (check the website for offering times). At that time, click on the participate now page and pick your produce. Some sites sellout in 30 minutes, you will want to check offerings page as they are available.
Remember, the produce will have to picked up the following Saturday. If you are unable to pick it up there are no refunds. Be sure to print you confirmation and bring it will you on Saturday. Or, you can send your confirmation with a friend to pickup your basket for you.
This is a volunteer organization, meaning if you are getting produce you should plan on volunteering at least a few times a year. All you do is show up an hour early at the pickup site to help organize the baskets.