Besides going to my parents house and taking what you need out of their garden I am going to share with you how to get free produce at the Farmer's Market.
First you take a 3 year old with you and hold their hand. Next you hit the bakery booth and buy the 3 year old a cookie to hold while you shop, it keeps them busy. Next you stop to buy 1 bell pepper, the 3 year old ask for "a tomato, oh PLEASE, oh PLEASE, oh PLEASE." As you are paying for the 1 bell pepper you tell the 3 year old next time. The nice farmers gives the 3 year old 2 tomatoes. You both say "Thank You." Next you go to buy some nectarines. As you are paying the 3 year old asks "momma I want a peach." Big sign. You explain "we got nectarines this week, we will get peaches next week." Again farmer hands 3 year old a peach. You smile and say "Thank you." As you make it to the last booth and you are paying for your pint of blackberries the 3 year old asks for blueberries. You have given up. You say "if I was buying Strawberries you'd want Raspberries, if I was buying Raspberries you'd want Blackberries, today we are buying Blackberries so you want Blueberries. Next week we will buy Blueberries." Before the nice farmer gives me my change he goes to the truck to get the 3 year old a good pint of Blueberries. You both smile and say "Thank you." As you walk to the truck you murmur spoiled.
This is a true story. These events took place today in Downtown Stockton between 12:30pm and 1 pm. I now have enough fruit to last me weeks!