It was another fantastic week gleaning from the free chicken scrap boxes.
Lucy discovered she likes watermelon!
There were so many strawberries to go through this week it was crazy! We made a few smoothies and ended up freezing the rest to use later in the year. If I remember correctly this is around the time we start to see a lot of those giant California strawberries start to hit the stores.
Lucky for us they have a pretty short shelf life so we are able to fill our freezer up all summer long with “seconds” to enjoy during the winter months.
Spotted bananas. Who wants to buy those? No one apparently. But we love them. Here is a recipe for banana pancakes. Make a stack of those and they’ll fill you up until lunch.
Check out the corn. We pulled the husks back and a few of them looked great.
Others, not so much.
This is the food we kept for ourselves and the rest went to the chickens. The hens will pretty much eat anything but they really love pecking and the corn and lettuce.
What a bounty and all for free thanks to Mr. Produce Guy.
If I had to guess, I’d save that’s about $30 of fresh fruits and vegetables for free. What do you think?
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past year?
If you have just stumbled upon this series and are wondering how I got all this food for free, you’ll want to read this story first.