Join An Organic Co-op!

Posted by on April 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm.

I have to admit that I used to belong to a food coop (back then it wasn’t even organic) and I found that the same things I was getting in the co-op were the same things I was getting by the bucket full out of my garden – so I stopped.  But if I didn’t have the garden, I wouldn’t be without a co-op!

I have a friend, Bonnie Carner,  that runs just such a co-op!  Here is the scoop that Bonnie sent me…

What is Your Health Source?
Your Health Source was formed to bring organic produce plus a variety of household items into your area at great prices, with a convenient one stop pickup location.  The co-op is a group of people buying food and other products together to save money and get better products or products normally unavailable in their area.  Your Health Source offers co-ops a mixed produce variety basket.  We buy from organic suppliers and local suppliers.  We work to provide you with the finest and most interesting variety of produce available.

How Much Does It Cost?
A Basic Share costs $50 per delivery, plus a yearly $25 membership fee (held for three orders to ensure you enjoy the co-op).

How Much Food Is It?
The amount of food in each delivery varies between 15-30 lbs., ranging between 14–16 different items (see sample orders).  Items are changed up with each delivery.

How Often Are Deliveries?
Deliveries at the host location come every other Tuesday.  Garage pickup time will be made available on a regular basis from 10:30 – 2:00.  Arrangements can be made for those that wish to pick up at a later time.  You will be notified via email of the items being delivered a week in advance.

What Other Products Can We Get?
Besides produce, we offer local pastured eggs, raw milk, whole grains, nuts, local raw honey, cooking oils, etc.  Request the Dry Goods price sheet for more info.  In addition to the Basic Share, you can order individual produce items.

How Do I Join?
You start by making a 6 week commitment (3 order cycles).  This gives you a chance to decide if you really like the process and the products.  Your host may also let you substitute for one pickup.  Please contact your host for enrollment or sign up on

Fresh organic produce all summer long!


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