Joe: "We also found all these pine nuts. That was the mother lode."
Jane: "The pine nuts were in 9lb, vacuum-sealed bags that were as big as kegs. We took home 10 of them, as many as we could carry on our bikes. They ended up dispersed throughout Austin, people totally unrelated to us would end up having some."
Joe: "We started to learn to can food because when we found produce, we couldn't eat it fast enough."
Jane: "I don't remember what we cooked, but we once made a 100% dumpster-doven Thanksgiving dinner."
Joe: "At this point so many people were going to the dumpster that we'd run into friends there. It was like going to the actual grocery store."
Jane: "Nobody ever got sick, not even slightly. We had this theory that most of the things had arrived at slightly the wrong temperature so they had to be thrown away. Like the truck was one degree too cold."
Joe: "At some point the truck drivers start calling the police, so there'd be cops stationed there. If you saw them, you'd just keep biking past. I think they talked to us one time, but nobody ever got in trouble."
Jane: "They put a lock on the dumpster, but people would just break it. Eventually they built a fence so that you couldn't get in, that's when it stopped for good. But some of us still have a little bit of those pine nuts in our freezers."
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Dan Gentile is a Food/Drink staff writer at Thrillist. He ate those pine nuts, and you would've too. Follow him to (mostly) legitimately purchased food at @Dannosphere.