Letcher Bountiful Baskets

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mangos I added to my bountiful basket I picked up in Letcher SD

Bountiful Baskets continues to spread across the state of South Dakota.  It is a great program for people looking to get some fresh produce at a good price.

How does Bountiful Baskets work

Bountiful Baskets is a food Co-op run by volunteers.   They pool together to buy large quantities of produce and put them into the baskets and have them delivered all over the United States.

If you have never participated read this first.   Then go read it again.  It has everything you need to know to participate.

Basically, on the Monday before the delivery to a site near you, you buy an offering (or a basket) plus you can add extras like a box of mangoes or and Italian Pack.  You must have an account set up to buy a basket so you may wish to do that ahead of time.

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There is some talk about the program hurting small, local farmers.  I disagree.  This program reminded me how great fresh produce is – in fact it was because of this program we joined a CSA last year.  And, this year we decided to have our own large garden.  There isn’t fresh, local produce available in the state all year long – this food co-op can fill in the gaps.

Visit this page for the current South Dakota Sites

Visit the Dakota Local Food Network site to find local producers.

About the author: Josh loves to take pictures and share them on his South Dakota and the Black Hills blogs. Plus he enjoys traveling with his family any chance he gets.

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