L. Tims wrote:Anyone know of some nice thick-skinned storage/cooking varieties, that would probably be not very nice to eat fresh? It's hard to find information on those, haha. I get the sense that older varieties and russets are the thing to look at but haven't found much in the way of specifics.
Norma Guy wrote:I guess my coolest recent find was my Elektra Evolv climbing shoes, for less than a tenth of their original price. Not something that would have in the budget to buy new.
Almost everything I own was thrifted. Thanks to working in a thrift store I get an awesome discount too, but I always shopped thrift even before working there. At Christmas they give us all gift certificates that can be combined with our discount... so good. I get my husband really good workwear, Carhartt and Dickies, that will last longer in the woods, for less than a tenth of the original price. And his two favourite pairs of shoes, Vibrams, and a really good pair of CAT work boots, were thrifted. My wool base layers were thrifted. The kid in our lives, almost everything she owns was thrifted or passed down from us, and when she grows out of it it gets donated again. All my bedding. All our dishes and cups. Our printer. Most of my books about permaculture, building, and homesteading, were thrifted. We have a lot of things we never could have afforded to buy new. Not sure what the single biggest score has been, because it's most of what we own.