This week there was a little bit of everything in our free produce scrap boxes.
Mr. Produce Guy knows our chickens LOVE lettuce and so we typically end up with at least one full box of leafy greens. There were also organic apples, organic strawberries and even some cut cantaloupe melon this time around.
Now we like lettuce, but what does one do with an entire case of it?
I mean, it’s not like you can freeze it or anything.
Luckily our pet chickens LOVE lettuce. I thought about dropping some of the extra lettuce off at the food bank, but the deal I made with Mr. Produce Guy way back when, was that the produce was for my birds. Not human consumption. So even though I salvage a few things here and there from the free produce boxes for my family, I don’t want to get anyone in trouble by donating the extra edibles. Which is kind of silly really.
But a deal is a deal.
Any anyway, what the chickens don’t eat is composted into new soil for next years garden, so it’s not like the food is going completely to waste. I just wish ALL grocery stores had some sort of donation program in place where all their unsaleable merchandise could somehow be donated to an organization in need.
I’m sure Squirrely, our bantam chicken wouldn’t mind sharing.
This week I was able to reclaim 4 pound sor strawberries, 2 heads of lettuce, a bowl of cantaloupe, and about 10 pounds of apples. Not a bad day at the office if you ask me.
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.