It must have been a slow week in the organic section because this week we were able to pick up 4 boxes of chicken scraps from Mr. Produce Guy. There was a huge box of organic grapes and 11 pounds of organic bananas to recover, as well as strawberries and lettuce.
The Girl and I divided up the lettuce, soft pears, overripe melon and a few bags of grapes between our chickens and Girly Girls hens.
Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed our birds are not eating as much of their feed as they normally do. I’m not sure if it’s because the days are getting shorter and they are not outside as much, or if it’s because we have been keeping less of the produce for ourselves, and giving more to the chickens.
No matter how you look at it, the boxes of free produce have been a blessing. We get free food, the chickens get fresh fruits and vegetables, and our feed costs are way down over last year. Life is good!
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?
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past 8 months?