Six types of fruits and six types of vegetables.
That’s what you get in each basket you buy from the Harrison County Bountiful Baskets group, a non-profit organization. (This County is one site among many across the state and nation.)
Each one is completely run by volunteers. Here is the County, the group is headed up by Haley Petersen, who is originally from Magnolia but currently lives in Pisgah.
“I took over about a year and a half ago,” said Petersen about becoming the site coordinator.
Bountiful Baskets was started by two women in Arizona, Sally Stevens and Tanya Jolly in May 2006, according to the website for the business.
As for this County’s site, it has been around about five years, but Petersen first found about it while browsing Facebook one day.
When she saw the page and read more about it, she was intrigued.
“I thought it was really cool and started doing it (participating),” Petersen said.
A couple months later, she went from a participant to heading the whole operation up, with the help of between five to 10 volunteers each pick-up day.
Read the rest of the story about this non-profit organization in the July 8 issue of your Twiner-Herald!