Saturday, June 11, 2011

Produce, Volunteering, and the 5-0 Giveaway

Off and on for the past year I have participated in a produce co-op, Bountiful Baskets.  It's easy, awesome, inexpensive, and delicious!  Each week they offer a variety of fruits and veggies (you usually don't know what you're gonna get until you get it).  There are also "extras" offered, like a case of tomatoes, or ethnic packs (Italian pack, Mexican pack), granola, breads, and even desserts.  It is really easy to order online, then you pick up your goods on Saturday morning.  It is a ton of stuff, even enough to split with another person.  If you have not already participated, check out their website for more info.

Well, in addition to ordering and picking up produce, this past Saturday I volunteered at my pick up site.  The Bountiful Baskets organization is not for profit, but a cooperative of people wanting fresh produce on the cheap.  It all runs on volunteers.  So on Saturday I showed up one hour before pick up time to lend a hand.  I didn't really know what to expect, but I soon found out that it's a lot of work!  A truck brings the produce to the site and it's all hands on deck to unload and distribute the food.  We are talking boxes and cases upon boxes and cases that must be opened and split among 60 or so individual baskets for the folks to pick up and take.  It was a lot of walking, carrying, bending, lifting, and more.  But, it was fun!  Plus, volunteers get a few extra items ;)

Ok, so I did it!  Well, you did it!  Actually, we did it together!  I do the writing, and you do the reading.  I'm up to 50 followers and I'm over the moon!  So, here is the official giveaway.  One of you lucky ducks will get this lovely tote bag.

Here's what you gotta do...

1.  Be a follower of I Heart Andy Gross and leave a comment on this post.
2.  Share about the giveaway on FB, twitter, and/or blog and leave a separate comment for each place you share.

Enter before 10pm on Wednesday, June 15th, and I'll announce the winner on Thursday, June 16th.


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  1. I heart Lauren Gross. :) I'm now an official "follower".

  2. PS- I also blogged it. And shared my blog post on FB. Does that count for two more entries?

  3. I facebooked this giveaway!

  4. AAAND, I tweeted the giveaway!

  5. I heart I {heart} Andy Gross !

  6. I too posted this great giveaway on fb!

  7. It's on my blog! Really, you can check. lol

  8. k - let's try this again! Love the cute tote, and just found your adorable blog through Lara. Love all the crafty stuff especially! :)