Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Day 1 of the Co-op Adventure!!

... AND IT WAS SO FUN!!!!!
So, we had such and exciting day today that I had to write about it right away! I, along with my friend, Beth, have started an organic produce co-op! We have been putting the plans together for a couple of weeks and today was the day for the big order to arrive and all the participants to come get their produce.

The way it works is we collect $25 from anyone who wants to participate and then come Monday morning we put in our order with Albert's Organics. Then, Tuesday comes and we get the delivery of produce. We then, with the little boys in tow (she has little Dexter who is 15 months), divide all the produce up into bags (soon to be bins). Then everyone comes to pick up their goodies. It is a way for everyone to be able to get organic produce at a very low cost to their families. Everyone gets the same bag with basically the same amount of produce in it.

We will now be doing this every week right out of our very own garage. It will be so great to have Zane grow up around this all the time and to become such a helper. As Beth puts it... "they can put their sorting hats on." (A little Harry Potter for some of you out there. How 'bout that new book, heh? Please don't say anything though because I am only about a third of the way through but it is SOOOO exciting and GOOOOOD!)

Our little helpers getting right to work.


As soon as we got ourselves set up, both of the kids went straight for the flat of apricots and pluots! They both were eating them and loving it! Beth and I were on major pit patrol!

Lovin' it!

Sharing is fun!

He ended up eating about 1 and a half of these apricots! He loved just digging in to them!

The overflowing bags of healthy goodness!

Look at all we got! Broccoli, spinach, butter lettuce, carrots, tomato, banana, apricots, apples, strawberries and pluots, oh my! Already tonight we had a spinach quiche and a butter lettuce/tomato/strawberry salad and I made Paul a spinach/strawberry/tomato/apple salad to take to school tomorrow!
I really encourage all of you out there to track down someone doing this in your area. It is really worth it! It is fun keepin' the family healthy!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:13 PM

    This is fantastic! What a great idea and rewarding offering. It's nice you have Beth and Dexter doing it with you. Zane is so cute guarding the apricots. He's got the right idea. I can see him eating up the profits. Love NANA