Summer Local has Begun...
With all the greens one can imagine! Lettuces and other leafy greens tend to monopolize the early summer, but we have thrown in a few peas, broccoli and cucumber to make sure the baskets are well rounded. The fruit is sourced from a little further away than the vegetables, as organic fruit is now very difficult to grow here in the Northeast. The moisture, especially this year, makes a lovely environment for little pests. Learn more about some of our suppliers on our links page.
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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.
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!