we were shopping at the produce market, and it happened to be the time of day that the guy was picking thru and getting rid of stuff on the cusp of yucky... he had a huge banana box sitting there full of stuff, so i sweetly asked if he'd mind if i picked thru it for my chickens. he said sure, so i started picking up various greenleaf lettuces and peeking in there and i saw multiple eggplants, squashes, green beans, carrots, etc... sooooo i EXTRA-sweetly asked if he'd mind if i just took the whole box and he said sure! they said i'm welcome to check and see what they've got anytime! i promised him some eggs and the peeps had a bit of a bonanza today! there's no way they're going to eat it all before it goes bad (parcelling it out a bit at a time, or else they'd eat no chicken food at all!), so some will end up in our yard waste bin - but anyway! a reminder not to be shy at the grocery store/market - it never hurts to ask!