Basket Breakdown – 2/18/2012

19 Feb

This week, I trained at the site to learn to be a Volunteer Site Coordinator (VSC).  Since Bountiful Baskets has gained so much popularity here, there are a few of us hoping to add another site here in town.  After participating and volunteering for a year and a half, it’s neat to take the next step of seeing how things come together behind the scenes and to get to organize things day of.

I contributed for the conventional basket for $15, the Italian themed veggie pack for $8.50, and 5 loaves of sourdough bread for $10, plus the $1.50 handling fee, for a total of $35.

The conventional basket. Starting on the left, Ataulfo mangoes, apples, key limes, oranges, pineapple, bananas, Romaine lettuce, spinach, yellow squash, Jerusalem artichokes (or sunchokes), Roma tomatoes, English cucumbers.  You can also see the loaves of sourdough bread.  They are not pre-sliced.

The Italian themed veggie pack.  From left, eggplant, rosemary, zucchini, oregano, mushrooms, Italian flat parsley, red onion, basil, yellow onion, lemons, garlic, and bay leaves.

I’m not sure what all I will be making yet, but there are lots of yummy possibilities!


Note: The type and amount of food may vary from another basket because of geographic location and because of variances in how the ends of produce cases are distributed after everything has been distributed evenly.  I also volunteered this week and got 1 extra item for volunteering.

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