I got home from work today and my dad asked: “Did you see the tomato I got from the lumber store?”
My immediate response was confusion, is the lumber store selling produce now too? But he explained that the woman working there had a basket of free tomatoes on the counter so my dad grabbed a good sized one.
What strikes me about that is that it would probably never happen if you were shopping at a chain store. So there you have it: free tomatoes are another good reason to support your local independent retailers.