Sunday, June 01, 2008

Food Co-op II

We got our food co-op order and I must say it was a big success. This month we paid about $26 and here is everything we got:

In the order we got:

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs

  • 2 lbs pork spare ribs

  • 2 top sirloin steaks

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 5 lb bag of potatoes

  • 1 bag of rice (about a pound)

  • 1 bag mini carrots

  • 3 Fuji apples

  • 3 pears

  • 4 Navel oranges

  • 1 bunch of broccoli

  • 1 bunch of green onions

  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce

  • 1 loaf of Stone Ground's Wheat Bread

  • 1 loaf of Stone Ground's Sourdough Bread

  • 1 box of Organic, Fair-Trade Rooibos Herbal Red Tea

I was amazed by how much food there actually was in the order. We will definitely be participating in the co-op again next month too.

The Community Food Co-op of Utah is set up so anyone can participate. There are no restrictions on who can participate, there aren't any hurdles. You can order as many shares as you'd like and you'll get what you pay for. The more people that participate the better prices they can negotiate and the more food we'll get each month. While we don't necessary 'have' to participate I am more than happy to do so. I like to know that because I am participating each month there is at least one person, one family, who is in need that will benefit by the increased participation. I do also enjoy saving money on food. I would encourage everyone to participate in your local food co-op as well. You'll most likely save money and support your local economy.


Mrs. Olsen said...

Wow! That's great! I wish there was one in Alabama for when we move there. I haven't found one yet.

*MILLY* said...

it says you have to do volunteer work and what about a membership fee on the order form? I am a rookie at this, but I would like to join.

climbinskier said...

The membership fee is voluntary. Do whatever amount you feel good about. I think it essentially acts as a donation to the program.

As for the volunteer work it only requires two hours a month. If you read the fine print on the volunteer section it says that the two hours doesn't need to be with the co-op, just two hours of volunteer work anytime during the month. For mine I went to the co-op Saturday morning to help distribute the food from the warehouse to the groups taking it to the pick-up locations.