I’m thinking about breaking up with Mr. Produce Guy.
This was the 4th week in a row I have received boxes of “chicken scraps” that have been mostly, well, scraps. Gone are the days of finding ridiculous amounts of fresh fruit and veggies. Freezing quarts and quarts of fresh strawberries, heaping bowls of mushrooms, tropical fruit and corn is now a thing of the past.
These days it seems like a lot of work to pick up the boxes and sort through them to find a few gems. Maybe I’m being greedy, maybe I’m just tired, or maybe it’s true, people do buy less produce in the winter time.
Maybe folks actually load up on root crops, potatoes and apples instead of shelling out big bucks for out of season produce shipped in from Mexico and Florida.
Maybe there is hope for us after all.
What do you think? Is it time to put this free produce romance on the back burner?
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past 7 months?
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