I spent last Saturday morning picking up fresh organic produce from a food Co-op called Bountiful Baskets. The total cost was only $16–not bad for having two baskets full of fresh vegetables and fruits. Since it was my first time going to the distribution site, I thought I’d take my camera and document the experience.
It totally felt like Christmas as I wasn’t sure what fruits and vegetables I would be greeted with that day.
This food co-op is volunteer driven. According to the site, volunteer opportunities include helping prepare the baskets, breaking down boxes, assisting with the distribution, and packing up. These people got up at 5:00 AM on a Saturday morning to help with distribution.
Oh hello, spinach!
Any creative ideas on what to make of this corn?
All ready to be brought home with me to be cooked 😀
Below is a rather funky looking strawberry I got from bountiful baskets! I couldn’t help but take a picture of it 😛
I believe I’m all stocked up on produce for the entire week!
Later that morning…..
I decided to cook Jamaican cooked cabbage–a recipe my neighbor shared with me.
- 1 cabbage
- 2 carrots
- 2 green onions
- red & green bell pepper
- 3/4 of habañero pepper
- 1 piece of fresh garlic
- Shave the cabbage thin
- Cut carrots thin and at an angle
- Cut thyme in half–the more thyme you use, the better the flavor
- Cut the rest of the veggies and place into a large bowl
- Add 1/2t of s+p
- Add 2 T of olive oil in a pan or pot
- Add everything in the pot and cover with lid on low heat
- Be sure to continuously turn the cabbage over
- Cook until carrots are done.