Summer is Almost Here!
The Co-op is taking a vacation for the last two weeks of June then we will start full force in July with the local produce.
June produces greens, peas and berries. So the rest is still from further away, but not as far away! Georgia is producing now too, instead of just California and Florida. We are all lined up withNew Jersey's John Kruger of Circle Brook Farm to provide produce this season as soon as it's ready.
We are also looking for another source of summer st one fruits so as not to tax the drout conditions of California. Already we have sources for blueberries and raspberries, but If you know of any organic east coast fruit farms, please tell us about them!
Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op is a local co-operative for buying organic fruits, vegetables, dairy and some meats at below supermarket prices. Read about the produce and then How it Works. We have weekly and biweekly pickups in Mountain Lakes, Bernardsville, Rockaway, Madison, and Denville. Find out more about our pickup sites on their webpages too.
During the growing season, the produce is grown in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York States. During the winter and spring we source from as close as possible within the United States, except bananas and periodic tropicals. We always try to purchase the more locally grown produce over that from further away. For example,the citrus comes from Florida before California. For an idea of what may be in the baskets at a given time of year visit our Harvest Seasons and Availability chart.
Our baskets are well rounded with leafy greens, seasonal salad vegetables, cooking vegetables, and a nice variety of seasonal fruits and berries. The quality of the produce is a matter of pride, and our prices are below supermarket prices for comparable items.
Please keep in touch with us through our Newsletter and on our Facebook page. We post recipes, describe the more unusual produce, post Actions we can take to secure a less toxic environment, and we also post the latest Co-op happenings.
Try a Trial Basket before you join and enjoy the fresh organic flavors and the convenience of the Co-op, while knowing your eating habits are working toward a Healthier Earth. When you know it's the right thing for your family Join the Co-op!