Thursday, September 2, 2010

Grateful for the Co-op

This is just a smidgen of some of the beautiful organic produce we got from our first order with the newly-formed produce cooperative. The potatoes look amazing, the nectarines smell sweet and the apples are crisp and oh-so-juicy. I had already made quick work of sauteeing the plump button mushrooms. They will be ready for our supper of linguini tomorrow. The cantaloupe should be ready for devouring tomorrow. It was about 2/3 the size of the one I had purchased at the store last weekend. The prices are so reasonable too. For the same price or just a few pennies more as conventionally-grown produce, we get luscious, pesticide-free yummies for our tummies.

We had already been active in the co-op that serves our need for cleaning products, toiletries, household items, and even clothing. I'm grateful that we have this opportunity to support companies that provide clean, organic and responsibly manufactured products.
Any chance to give back to the planet is the least I can do. Gotta take care of Mother Earth!


  1. Do you know what variety of apples those are? They look yummy.

  2. The bag says "Red Delicious", but they seem a bit tarter than that. They are wonderful, and no wax coating!

  3. Daisy,
    These all look and sound wonderful. I've been seriously thinking about joining a co-op only I debate about the value for just two of us. That and the fact that I grow my own veggies in two seasons of the year. Anyway... I'm glad it's working for you. I've never heard of the other kind of co-op for cleaning products. Is that something just in your area?

    p.s. fun notification about your photo... good luck with it.

  4. Yeah, I thought about that too, since we will be growing some of our own stuff. I love supporting the organic farmers though.
    The other co-op is Frontier. A woman that I met in a homeschooling group started it and she lives right here in Winter Haven. She has customers in Lakeland and other areas too. It's amazing how much I save on products that cost so much in health food stores.

    Thanks for the good wishes.


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