I’m not sure why but I always get a little excited when I see bagged lettuce in the produce “scrap boxes” Mr. Produce Guy sets aside for me each week. Maybe because I know the chances are really high that is only one or two bad leaves in there and that we’ll be eating salad out of season.
See what I mean. In the consumers eye, one leaf ruins the whole bag. If you were to spot a package on a grocers shelf you’d totally pick a different bag of lettuce.
I have no idea what was wrong with this beet, or the two other I found in the boxes of reclaimed food. Maybe you see something I don’t because all I see is a plate of free roasted beets.
Lucy and her peppers. I bagged up the good ones and tossed them in the refrigerator for her to eat/play with later in the week. When the weather is nice she likes to sun herself on the back lawn and chase raw vegetables around the yard. She doesn’t seem to mind that they don’t chase her back, but she sure has a good time.
She also stole some perfectly good lettuce.
In case you didn’t know, puggles like zucchini.
Not a huge week, but I think I did pretty good. 2 giant bags of lettuce which I’ll use for salads and tacos, apples for lunches, bananas and spinach for smoothies, beets for roasting, and a few radishes for snacking.
If I had to guess, I’d say there is about $20 worth of free produce right there.
Wahooo! I love free fruits and vegetables.
Have you tried asking your grocer for their cast offs yet? If so, was it a big chain store or a local market? Let us know in the comments below.
Have a great day,
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.