Random Acts of Living

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I've Been Giving It Away for FREE!

A few weeks ago we had a visit from a longtime family friend that lives in Oklahoma. As usual we all met up in Wichita for dinner.
As we prepared to leave I told family to meet me outside, I have vegetables for anyone that wanted them, mainly cucumbers. A man at the next table overheard my offer and "jokingly" said that he'd take some, too. Our waiter also said that he'd like some (see picture below) and my husband told him to come on out and get some.
Outside my husband gave the waiter some cucumbers and told him to take a couple back to the gentleman at the table next to ours that said he wanted some also. I followed the waiter back in to ask for a couple of "go bags" and since he'd gotten some of the produce I didn't feel I was out of line for asking. Inside he asked me if he had seen okra also. I said, yes, but my sil had already laid claim to it. He said if I had anymore in town with me that he sure would like some. He hadn't been able to find any in the stores.

Fast forward to Sept. 20, my husband and I came into town to do some shopping. While in Dillon's in their produce department I decided to see if they had okra or not. There in the organic vegetable section in a neat plastic box was fresh, uncut okra.... at $7.99 per pound! The batch in the picture above I cut yesterday evening, 1lb. 13.8oz. Nearly $16 worth! Did you hear my jaw hit the floor?


Alice said...

I think one of the joys of having a garden is sharing the bounty with people. Everyone is always so grateful.

Momo Fali said...

No way!! I think you deserve a free meal in return for your generosity.

Moonshadow said...

Alice - I've shared produce from my garden with all my neighbors. In years past I've been on the receiving end from many of them. It's amazing how much produce I've gotten from my little garden and I hate to see ANY of it go to waste.

Momo - WAY! I thought about a meal trade, but didn't ask.

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Moonshadow said...

Thank You NMC, but we all know nothing is ever free. : )