I was recently in our local Publix store and noticed the employee cutting up fruit for the ready-made fruit salads they sell. She was tossing the melon rinds and cantaloupe seeds, etc. into a big plastic tub. I could instantly imagine what fun my flock would have with what was in that tub. I approached her and asked what was done with the rinds, etc. and she said, "we throw it away". I asked her if I could relieve them of that by taking it myself. She went and spoke to the produce manager who returned and said, "No, we're not allowed to do that". I wasn't feeling particularly feisty, so I said, "well, I just hate to see it simply thrown away if I have animals who would gladly eat it, but, thank you anyway." Have any of you had success in this area? What approach did you use? Are there legal "issues" that stores face that make them reluctant to do this? Thanks in advance for any ideas!