The Food Co-op is:
“It’s a simple idea, really – provide quality, healthy food at a substantial savings through cooperative purchasing; and build a sense of community by promoting volunteer service that brings people together.
The Community Food Co-op is for everyone. Whether you are struggling to meet your basic food needs or are just looking for a way to share in community, you can be part of this simple exchange: giving and receiving.”
On Saturday I went to the Community Action building in Provo to pick up my produce share – cantaloupe, apples, oranges, zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, and cauliflower. It was great! Quality food, a cheaper price for all the food ($10 for each produce share), and the Food Co-op encourages service. They only require 2 hours of service each month which you can also fulfill through their program.
The Food Co-op is only available once a month in the middle of the month. There are also specific locations to pick up the food each time at a location nearest you.
I have also tried a Bountiful Basket but for just a little family of 3, it was way too much food and we shared with our neighbors. They both are great but for now, I prefer the Food Co-op.