This past week I was able to pick up 4 boxes of fresh produce that was headed for the dumpster.
After The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird and I sorted through all of the boxes, we ended up with yet another amazing haul of free fresh fruit and vegetables.
Can anyone tell me how much all of this produce would retail for at a local grocery store? It has been so long since I’ve shopped for fresh fruit and veggies, I have no idea what it would cost.
- 2.5 watermelons
- 1 honey dew melon
- 14 ears of corn
- 2 bags of lettuce
- 5 bananas
- 3 sweet peppers
- 2 pears
- 1 avocado
- 1 peach
- 3 pounds of grapes
- 34 tomatoes
- A ridiculous amount of strawberries
Take a look at all the loot the chickens scored.
Not to shabby if you ask me.
So far we have make a round of strawberry banana smoothies, dehydrated tomatoes, snacked on watermelon and even ate burgers with all the trimming.
Holy cow! I hope we can eat all this free produce before we pick up the next round of boxes.
So Mavis want’s to know…
Have you tried asking your local grocery store, produce stand, or farm for their scraps? Have you had success? Been turned down? Do you have any tips for others?
To see what else I’ve brought home over the past few months? Check out the stories below.
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