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Emma Olson
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I've noticed there is a lot of surplus produce in gardens around town going to waste (well, compost). Why not share? If you have more of something than you can eat, perhaps spread the word and see if you can make someone's day. If you need something, post the request and see if you get any bites.

I'll go first.

I want to make some wine. Does anyone have any extra fruit I could use? Considering the season and the danger of bears being tempted into gardens, I was thinking apples would be ideal.

Thanks!
 
Robert Sunset
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The Missoula Food Bank, Poverello Center, and 3:16 are always happy to take extra veggies off the hands of local growers as well.  Better than letting an entire fridgeful go to waste.
 
Emma Olson
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Does anyone know any good recipes for over-ripe produce? Wilted greens, soft zucchini or brown cauliflower perhaps?
 
                  
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Ratatouille! Mmmmm. Just made this with a bunch of extra tomatoes and quickly expiring vegetables and it turned out great. Basically, you just need to cut up the veggies and tomatoes and throw them into a crockpot for five hours on low. You will be surprised at how much broth they produce without any additional water. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to give some body and season with basil, thyme, and Garlic or whatever herbs you think would go well. We used two disolved teaspoons of "Better Than Boullion" for a completely full crock and the resulting deliciousness was nearly obscene.

Another quick recipe I use is a simple stir fry. Make some rice and about halfway through cooking, put a few teaspoons of oil into a skillet on medium high and rough chop your vegetables. Greens can be left whole, just pick out the slimy ones, rinse, and dump them on a towel to pat dry. Throw all the vegetables (and chopped up, leftover chicken or tofu if you want to add some protein) and stir-fry until hot. Hopefully, the rice will be done around the same time and you can just dump it all into a bowl; pour on sriracha and tamari or teryaki; and yum.
 
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