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Old 12-06-2015, 07:22 PM   #11
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Yeah, no discount bins here either.
I watch the produce guys go through and pick out the 'bad' stuff
toss them into a cardboard box and I know darn well it's going to the trash bin, WHY!
It's such a depressed area here, why not sell them at a discounted rate as you all say! I chatted up the produce manager one day when we first moved here and he said that the folks `round here don't eat much veg or fruits, so there you go...
Maybe I should ask if I can HAVE that box they're about to chuck?
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:58 PM   #12
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It may not be in bins, our discounted produce is tucked in amongst the regular produce. The staff just used a sharpie and marked it as a discounted price.
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:02 PM   #13
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Nope, not even that Dawg, they just throw it away... and they talk about Americans and wasting food...
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:23 PM   #14
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Yeah, no discount bins here either.
I watch the produce guys go through and pick out the 'bad' stuff
toss them into a cardboard box and I know darn well it's going to the trash bin, WHY!
It's such a depressed area here, why not sell them at a discounted rate as you all say! I chatted up the produce manager one day when we first moved here and he said that the folks `round here don't eat much veg or fruits, so there you go...
Maybe I should ask if I can HAVE that box they're about to chuck?
Sure, why not Kgirl?

You could always tell him you have chickens! No kidding, I was just talking to my son and DIL about their new family pet Tortoise. When my son was a little guy and we had one, there's no way I was going to use fresh produce for the pet.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:02 AM   #15
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I check that shelving, but seldom find anything I want. One of the local supermarkets has fairly inexpensive produce. It's because they buy "second quality". Second quality means that the produce isn't uniform. That's fine with me. I get creeped out when I see a beautiful stack of absolutely identical tomatoes. They sell so much produce that most of it is really fresh.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:20 AM   #16
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I'll look at the discount produce cart (the bakery one, too), but usually don't find anything that works with my meal plans. One of these days, though, I'll snap up all the ripe-ripe bananas just so I can make a bunch of banana nut breads. Right after I use up the eight frozen ones I have buried in my freezer...:

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...I watch the produce guys go through and pick out the 'bad' stuff toss them into a cardboard box and I know darn well it's going to the trash bin, WHY!...
Is there any "food rescue" group in your area? Maybe you could find out, then refer the produce manager over to them. No sense in trying to get something going on your own right now, seeing as how you'll be selling your house and moving up the road to build your new one by your DFs' house, right? Anyway, most areas have some sort of group that manages to get things from the stores to the food banks and soup kitchens so that the good "bad" food can be put to use. The one in Boston is called "Lovin' Spoonfuls", but a lot of them just go by "Second Harvest" or something like that.
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I'll look at the discount produce cart (the bakery one, too), but usually don't find anything that works with my meal plans. One of these days, though, I'll snap up all the ripe-ripe bananas just so I can make a bunch of banana nut breads. Right after I use up the eight frozen ones I have buried in my freezer...:


Is there any "food rescue" group in your area? Maybe you could find out, then refer the produce manager over to them. No sense in trying to get something going on your own right now, seeing as how you'll be selling your house and moving up the road to build your new one by your DFs' house, right? Anyway, most areas have some sort of group that manages to get things from the stores to the food banks and soup kitchens so that the good "bad" food can be put to use. The one in Boston is called "Lovin' Spoonfuls", but a lot of them just go by "Second Harvest" or something like that.
RIGHT! I've done my fair share of community work here, now it's time to move on.
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Wish my produce market did this. If it is ugly it is still full price :O
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