Do you have a good food box program? While our program is run though this program its the same idea, you pay ahead of time along with a number of your fellow community folks and they are able to take the funds buy in season local fruits and veggies, Split up what is bought between the folks that put in the funds and everyone gets a very good wholesale deal on fresh fruits and veggies.
Its a great program, it has faults (I will get to those in a min) but for general value, its amazing, typically you get 30 to 40 dollars worth of value for your ten dollars investment, instead of giving that mark up to the stores, it stays in your own pocket.
I tend to buy two box’s myself, as its a once a month item and I am very able to process and store any extra’s either by freezing, drying or canning as required to make sure nothing goes to waste.
The two big flaws as I see it is A) No organic and you are eating food from all over the world as they come into season and the whole sale prices are lowest and what is put on sale in the open market.. Not great if you are a local food supporter.. B) you only get one box per month, its very hard to keep the fruits for more then a week or two without perserving extra’s for later in the month, depending on the veggies it can be the same issue
Now this could be a issue with some folks but I just like the challange, you never know what you are going to get in the box and so there are times where you get things you are unsure of how to eat or even how to use them, but its good to stretch your palete, instead of your wallet
So do you take advantage of a program like this in your neck of the woods?