Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Y'all know how much I LOVE Greens Bridge. Jason (the farmer) is a family man, his wife Julie is a stay at home farm mom, she always has a bunch of blond kids with her (like myself) Last week when I went to get corn I checked to see if they had any old produce that I could bring home to my animals. This is what I found-

They had a huge tote full of beautiful produce!

I dug through the tote and 80% was fine, maybe a blemish here and there but not bad at all!


Yellow squash and Lemon cucumbers!

Egg plant!

3 beautiful cantaloupes!

Some of you, I'm sure, are reading this in disbelief. YES I dug though the cast offs, and yes I washed them up and ate, canned, and dried all I could.

If this freaks you out your probably in the "pre packaged" club, sure you can't pronounce any of the ingredients on the box of crap you just put in your microwave but at least you didn't dig though some farmers compost for a meal...right!

Lots of people won't buy produce if it's not perfect!

So the farm throws away anything that there is no demand for and blemished produce falls in that category. I can't stand to see produce go to waist! When I see apples falling on the ground and rotting I think of all the folks that could benefit from eating them, and with Oregon being in the top 5 states with the highest unemployment why are people not lining up for all this free produce? I'll tell you one of the reasons- It doesn't come in a box.

Back in the depression people would have KILLED for that and I'm sure some did. Sad that we have become so wasteful and food stupid. - blessings

1 comment:

Jane said...

I wish we had a produce market throwing away food like that,you can bet I would be digging through it!Like the bible says ,waste not want not!Blessings jane