Saturday, February 7, 2009

You Have Got To Ask

Yes, that means you. Go to your produce departments and ask for throw-aways, second hands, older produce. It's worth it. You would be surprised at what your produce department is throwing away. Now, you may have to go in late at night or early in the morning to pick it up, but it can be worth it if you are canning or bulk cooking.

I go for the bananas. Since trying to give up eggs (moreso in my baking/cooking) we have gone to using bananas. And in our house, the fresh ones go rather quickly, but the ones that don't end up hitting the freezer. Once they thaw down, they are like super mush and oh so easy to work with. It takes a bit of planning, but pull them out that morning before you start your baking and viola, you are good to go.

So go on, get to your produce department and ask them for what they are about to throw away and if it is too far gone, there is always your composting bin. So, it is a win win for everyone.

1 comment:

River said...

Now, if only I could catch them about to throw away that super expensive whole wheat pastry flour! :)