So this afternoon I found a way to possibly score some free produce. We stopped by the local farmers market to see what they had and the sign out front said they had some "field greens". When I found them the guy was messing with them. I asked if this was all the field greens (because there wasn't a lot) and he said, "Yes, would you like to take them all for free?" Well, yeah if they are free! He said he was about to close up and was going to throw out what was left but if I wanted them he'd let me take them all for free. The market normally stays open till 5 but he was closing early, so I guess we got there just in time. We ended up with about a pound and a half of greens for free. Most of them are mustard greens but they are really good.
So, that got me thinking, perhaps stopping by the Farmer's market (or any local road side stand) shortly before they pack it up for the night is the best way to go. You never know what you might score. And, it never hurts to become a regular either for getting a few extra deals here and there. We aren't quite regulars yet, but I have a feeling by the end of the summer we will be.