Produce Day is moving to Thursday!
We are changing the day of the week for Produce Day! I have been wanting to do this so we can take advantage of more local suppliers, but waited until the local produce was ready. It's mostly just leafy greens, but the local produce is beginning to come in! This is a permanent change as Thursdays work for all suppliers and Tuesdays just a couple.
Our first Thursday Produce Day will be May 30th.
Mountain Lakes Organic Co-op is a local co-operative for buying organic fruits, vegetables, dairy and some meats at below supermarket prices. We have weekly and biweekly pickups in Mountain Lakes, Bernardsville, Rockaway, Madison, and Denville. Find out more about our pickup sites on their webpages.
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.