For the last several months I have been taking part in a couple of co-ops in an effort to provide more healthy options in our diets.
A co-op is a group of people purchasing items together and taking advantage of the savings that comes with bulk purchasing..... buying power......
My first co-op experience was with a small group of families from our neighboorhood. The reasons that I am no longer part of this co-op is that I was a bit unhappy with the quality of the produce we were getting and at times I ddi not feel like I was getting my money's worth.
The second co-op that I tried and that I will for sure be sticking with is the Crossroads Community Co-op. This co-op is statewide and gives you a little flexibility in the items you order. Not only does this co-op have produce but also meats, breads, rice and a selection of Utah's Own products. This co-op is monthly.
Here is a link to my friend Norah's blog. In April I got almost the same items that she got except I only got 5 tamales and I also got a package of Colosimo's Brats.
May will be my 3rd month doing this co-op.
Another co-op that I just tried for the first time yesterday is called Bountiful Baskets. They are really big in Arizona and just getting started in Utah. Their standard basket is always just $15 and includes lots of produce. I did add an Asian Food add on for an extra $7.50.
Again here is another link to Norah's blog. She does a great job at listing everything that is included.
So there you have it.... another great idea for saving money!