Bountiful Baskets

by Josh

in Black Hills

image of a Bounitful Bakets

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 areimage of bountiful baskets registered, you’ll want to wait until the offerings are posted for your pickup site.  Currently the South Dakota offerings are posted at Noon every other Monday.  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 close to noon as you can.

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.

Spread the word.  Be sure to read over the new participant instructions a few times and starting looking for some Bountiful Basket Recipes!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie Sherman April 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Someone just told me about this. I will see if I can have some.

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Brittani Snow September 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

We have this in Pierre, and me and my mom have been meaning to get a basket, but we’ve been too busy. What are the dates that we can go to the Boys & Girls Club and order the baskets?
Thanks!
~~Brittani

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Josh September 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Brittani,
You log on to the bountiful basket web site on Monday to place your order, they you pick it up the following Saturday at the boys and girls club.

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Sarah February 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

I think this is just great! I heard about it doing some research for our local pre-school fundraiser. I would really like more information. Is is possible to have the kids sell these baskets as a fundraiser?

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