This is what I picked up this morning for my first experience with the produce co-op. I can't tell you how excited I am about this. First of all, the pick up process was simple and quick. I was in and out in under fifteen minutes. Secondly, everyone was super nice and helpful. The gal next to me in line has been doing this for about four months and she said there's very rarely anything in the baskets that she just won't eat (she mentioned chard specifically). As I packed my bags from their baskets, the only thing I ran across that was questionable was brussel sprouts. I'm just not a fan. But I'm pretty sure Mamoo is so I'll probably send them home with her tomorrow.
After I got home and before I laid it all out, I weighed the three bags and they came out to just under thirty five pounds. As a first time buyer, I had an extra three dollar charge on top of the original $16.50 ($15 for the basket, $1.50 handling fee). But even at $19.50, that's just about fifty eight cents a pound for fresh produce. Which is awesome. The best part is that (other than the brussel sprouts) everything I got was something that not only would we eat, but that we actually like. And since we are a family that is horrified by the concept of over ripe bananas, the ones we got being green was just a bonus.