expired [NSW] Imperfect Zucchini $1.69/kg @ Harris Farm Markets

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Great deal on (imperfect) zucchini at Harris Farm. Currently $7.50/kg at Coles and $7.90/kg at Woolies.

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  • +48 votes

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  • +1 vote

    They may be curvy and wild, but these zucchinis are still good enough to take home to your mother.

    Straight (not curvy) from Bundaburg on the coast of QLD.

  • +5 votes

    Valentines day sorted.

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    Imperfect? 🍆

  • +5 votes

    Wow society really has unrealistic expectations of what a zucchini should look like! There is so much pressure these days to…

    Oh wait we actually mean the vegetable. Never mind.

    In all seriousness however. Our obsession with perfect groceries is quite wasteful. Good to see more being sold!

    • +1 vote

      Imperfect non-uniform items are more costly to ship. The cost of these low value produce is largely the cost of logistics.

      It is good to see the produce being brought to market but it is not a total waste if they don't make it. They go back in the ground as mulch/compost.

  • +4 votes

    Here for the comments. lol

  • +1 vote

    Goodness gracious the internet is a bad place. Given the above comments, here are some important things to note:

    1. Yes, these are imperfect but it's how you use it that counts
    2. Please do not use these for 'playing in the mud' as they do not have a flared base
    3. For more wholesome uses of this produce, here is a recipe for zucchini pasta

    Ingredients:
    4 medium zucchini (about 1 kg)
    3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 to 4 cloves)
    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like the pasta
    2 medium tomatoes, chopped, see note (about 12 ounces)
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
    1 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    2 teaspoons cold water

    Directions:
    1. Trim and spiralize the zucchini (can also use a peeler or a mandoline)
    2. Add olive oil, garlic, and the red pepper flakes to a large, deep skillet. Turn to medium heat. When the oil begins to bubble around the garlic, add the zucchini noodles. Toss the noodles with pasta tongs and cook until al dente — they should be wilted, but still have a crunch; 5 to 7 minutes. Do not let the noodles cook any longer or else they will become mushy. As they cook, keep tossing so that all the zucchini noodles have a chance to hit the bottom of the skillet.
    3. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese. Cook for one minute.
    4. Bring the liquid to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl then whisk into the simmering liquid. Cook, while whisking, until the liquid thickens to a sauce; about 1 minute. Taste the sauce and season with salt.
    5. Pour the sauce over the zucchini, tomatoes, and basil. Finish with more parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately.

    Recipe taken from here

  • +2 votes

    Should sell more imperfect fruit and veg as its cheaper. Seems a waste not to as most places will only sell uniform stuff eg all straiught carrots. And reject the rest.

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    my favourite Zucchinis always have a nice bend in them

  • +9 votes

    Don't forget to take some of the seeds and dry them for a few days before planting to get free zucchini plants - they produce fruit within a month and can be quite prolific. I get about 30kg of zucchinis from a single plant each year.

  • +1 vote

    came here just for the comments.

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