Tuesday, August 26, 2008

join a food co-op

If your like me you like to buy organic but find it gets expensive. I buy organic not only for the way it benefits the environment but mostly for the benefit to my body. I dont want to expose myself to preservatives and chemicals if I can help it. By joining a food co-op you can buy organic produce at much more affordable prices. I joined one. If you live in Flagler county check out www.naturesclub.com. If you need help or more info let me know. Every other week you have the oppurtunity to place your "partial orders" for produce that you would be willing to purchase. If there is enough interest in the particaular item(s) then the case is ordered and you are able to purchase it at the reduced rate. The downfall is you dont always receive everything you'd like if there is not enough people willing to purchase some as well. I picked up my first order today and bought the freshest strawberries I have ever gotten. The woman, Natalia who runs the co-op inspects the food and also will reject it if it is not a good quality so you dont have to worry about getting stuck with bad produce. Everything I got looked great and I am very pleased. The prices who just pennies over the store cost for non-organic produce. You definitely need to know your prices before ordering to prevent yourself from buying something you could get cheaper at the store. If you have any questions let me know. She also sells (and stocks some) teas, juices and other products. Check out the website when you get a chance.

1 comment:

Aggie said...

That's really cool you were able to find something nearby. I'm going to still look into it, after my last experience with Orlando Organics I've given up for a while. I bet those strawberries were so good.

Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow!