Reclaimed Food Show and Tell

reclaimed produce pictures

Apparently everyone and their brother bought fruits and vegetables for Super Bowl party platters over the weekend because there were only 2 boxes of “chicken scraps” this week.

However, I was pretty hopeful when I saw the 2 reclaimed produce boxes. Once I started going though the fruits and vegetables though,  I noticed the lettuce was all wilted, the grapes were soft and the majority of the pears were super mushy.

how to find free food produce

But, on a positive note, I scored some free celery, apples for the kids lunches, a few pears for snacking and a good sized bowl of firm red grapes. Beggars can’t be choosers, and I get that. So I was happy with what I was able to get for free.

australorp chicken

Black Fatty and her crew on the other had are no so picky.

backyard chickens

Wilted lettuce, mushy pears, and overly ripe cantaloupe are right up their alley. I keep telling myself with all the fruits and vegetables I plan to grow this summer, I’m going to need a pig. But I’m not sure if Black Fatty and the others would approve. After all, they are the most spoiled chickens in suburbia. And if we brought home a Mr. Bacon, all his rooting noises might just be to much for them.

Well see.

Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great day.


Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past 10 months?

Head on over HERE to read all the past stories and to see all the pictures.

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  1. Cecily says

    Morning Mavis,
    Your girls sure look happy with their goodies! I was wondering though, if you include the cost of chicken feed in your food budget, or do you consider your hens to be more “pets with benefits”?

  2. Darren says

    We are fortunate that our small town grocer leaves their “old” produce out in boxes. This goes to our flock of chickens, turkeys and ducks and everyone is a winner!

  3. Beth says

    A pig?? Mavis I have been following you for quite awhile and I am pretty sure your HH would have you committed if you brought home a pig….but I will vouch for your sanity if you need supporters….

    Your hens look happy…I have been trying to get my husband to agree to hens and both he and my 15 year old daughter head me off at the pass every time I bring it up…so no hens for now!

    Have a great day!

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