September 14th Produce Order

Hi Produce Pals! Today’s order included:

$22 Regular Share included:

1  Romaine Lettuce

2.25#  Tomato

9 Gala Apples

3.5 # Bananas

1  Head of Cabbage

2 Cucumbers

1 Cantaloupe

12  Oranges

4.5 # Onions

1 # Green Beans

Plus pick one from extra bin

Total weight: 28 lbs. That’s only .79 cents per pound!!!!

$12 Small share included:

1 Romaine Lettuce

1.25#  Tomato

4 Gala Apples

2 # Bananas

1  Head of Cabbage

1 Cucumbers

6  Oranges

2.25 # Onions

0.5 # Green Beans

Plus pick one from extras bin

Total Weight: 14lbs, that’s only .79 cents per pound!!!!

Is the produce local or organic?

Well Yes and No. As many of us know organic is usually more expensive and the goal of this group is to get the most bang for our buck. For that reason even when organic products are available they are probably not cheaper than non organic. However whenever possible I will always try to choose produce from a local farmer when possible. Apples are a good example of this. There are many apple farms in Maryland therefore the cost is probably cheaper than apples coming from out-of-state. I do assure you that the produce wholesaler will supply us with fresh and ripe produce that is delicious.

What’s in a typical regular or small share?

Each regular and small share will include bananas, apples, tomatoes and some kind of lettuce as well as other fruits and vegetables that will change each time. Other than the staples that will be ordered each time, I will focus on ordering the best deals to get the most produce as possible.  It’s also important to remember that the more members that participate the more variety and amount of produce we will get as a group. So please tell anyone who may be interested in participating! Here’s an example of a typical regular and small share:

$22 Regular Share included:

  • 6 APPLE GOLDEN DELICIOUS LOCAL
  • 1.75# TOMATO VINERIPE
  • 0.75# SPINACH
  • 3# BANANAS RIPE
  • 1 AVOCADO
  • 1 CANTALOUPE
  • 10 ORANGES FANCY
  • 1.5# BROCCOLI CROWNS
  • 2-3# BUTTERNUT SQUASH
  • 0.75# PEAS SUGAR SNAP
  • 3 PEPPERS RED

$12 Small Share included:

  • 3 APPLE GOLDEN DELICIOUS LOCAL
  • 1.5# TOMATO VINERIPE
  • 0.37# SPINACH
  • 1.5# BANANAS RIPE
  • 5 ORANGES FANCY
  • 0.75# BROCCOLI CROWNS
  • 1.5# BUTTERNUT SQUASH
  • 0.37# PEAS SUGAR SNAP
  • 2 PEPPERS RED

As you may have noticed the small share is not exactly half of a regular share. That is because we are buying produce in bulk and some items (such as cantaloupes or cauliflower) cannot be split in half. I do assure you that all shares will be as evenly distributed as possible.

A regular share lasts my family of 4 (me, my husband, and two teenage sons) the entire two weeks and we usually have one or two items still remaining that we have not eaten yet. A small share is good for a single person or a couple HOWEVER it all depends on your family and your produce needs. Some families eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and others don’t. The great thing about this group is you are not locked into a contract. You can alternate between a regular or small share at any time or take a break if needed. You decide how much or little you get and how often. There is also a swap/trade basket which allows you to swap out any produce you know your family will not eat for something you know they will.

 

Welcome to Dundalk Produce Pals

We are a newly formed produce buying group. If you are interested in fresh produce at a great price you have come to the right place. Our first produce pick up is expected to take place on June 29th. Feel free to register (it’s free!) by clicking on the Become a Produce Pal tab at the top in order to receive email notifications when we are ready to accept orders!