Giveaway Day 10: Free Produce (Greenville, SC Local Only)

Operating a small business is work well loved but often hard and lonely with little support.  So during my “big” birthday month, I’m going to be sharing with you some wonderful businesses and each of them will be giving away one thing to one lucky person.

I’m sharing these small businesses because my heart is with the business owner struggling to make it, but really passionate about serving people.  Any given day, I may fit that description. 😉

This month I’m offering a Newborn Special coupled with a chance to win free sessions.  If you’re expecting a little one, read this post for details.

And now let me tell you a little bit about today’s small business owner.

Barbi Haase

Barbi is probably one of the most unique business owners in the area. Barbi has 6 kids and she knows the cost of feeding a large family healthy food!   So she devised a solution: she and some friends pooled money and purchased produce in bulk at the local farmers market.

From these humble beginnings,  Barbi began a produce ordering cooperative called The Noisy Rabbit.  Members pick up a basket filled with produce at a local host’s home each week.  A basket of produce averages out to a cost of $15 a week and there’s no way you could get the amount in your basket for that cost at the grocery store!   There are branches all over Greenville county and a couple in Pickens and Spartanburg county.  One of my favorite parts about being a member was cutting down my grocery store time with 3 young children in the cart 😉

However, my favorite part of Barbi is her heart.  More than once a year she organizes special events that deliver boxes to home bound and less fortunate people.  At Thanksgiving, nominated families even get turkeys and hand baked goods from members to enjoy.  And every branch of The Noisy Rabbit has a “blessing basket” where extras and produce member don’t love are placed and donated to a family in need.

One Week of Free Produce from The Noisy Rabbit (Greenville, SC Local Only)

Greenville, SC vegetable Coop

Contest Entry Instructions

Leave a comment below linking me to your favorite vegetable-heavy dish.  It can be a casserole or pasta or a side dish or a salad or even those sneaky desserts with more veggies than you could dare to imagine. Barbi curates an amazing set of Pinterest boards with recipes specific to each vegetable in their basket.  I hope you can find something she doesn’t already have pinned!

Make sure to include a way to reach you if you win.

Giveaway Closes on January 31st.

Winner will be chosen through a random number generator and notified on February 3rd.

Giveaway valid only for those living in Greenville County in Greenville, SC (or those close enough and willing to drive to a branch listed on their website).