Read the new Co-op Newsletter!
We have started to publish a weekly Newsletter to help you find great ways to prepare your produce.
Because of popular demand and an interested member – Stephanie – who showed me how it can easily be done, we are starting a weekly newsletter. It will go out to members who get baskets in a particular week. Because the produce isn't decided upon until the day before, you will get the newsletter on produce day. It shares some info that is posted on our Facebook page, but there is stuff in both places that is not shared.
It will be a pdf attached in member emails and you can also go to the link here on our website to read the latest and past Newsletters. Print it out and keep it in your kitchen for ideas!
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!