We were out and about this morning looking for some timber for our next outdoor project. It was an area we do not usually frequent and I spied a flat-top truck parked by the side of the road. It was piled with unpackaged fruit and vegetables so I quickly asked GMan to pull over so that I could see what was on offer.
I had bought fruit and vegetables 2 days ago which would probably last us at least 10 days but I was not about to pass up an opportunity. There were zucchini, tomatoes, capsicums and lemons and everything was $2/kg. It had been picked yesterday from a farm in an area about 3 hours drive to the north of where we live. The tomatoes were not sufficiently ripe for me to consider them and we most definitely do not need lemons as we have 2 trees of our own.
Most of the capsicums were green but I selected a couple which were semi-coloured as well as several zucchini.
This haul cost me $4.70.
While this was somewhat of an impulse buy, it was not without some consideration as to how I would use the produce. The capsicums are quite large so I am going to cut one in half lengthwise and stuff them for dinner tonight and serve with a side of coleslaw.
I have cooked some quinoa to use as the basis for the stuffing.
The remaining capsicum will probably be used in a roasted vegetable salad along with some of the zucchini as well as eggplant and mushrooms that I bought on Thursday.
I intend to make another zucchini quiche which will use up a couple more of the zucchini.
It is great to be able to directly support farmers as well as snapping up a bargain.
Most importantly, nothing will go to waste.