The Inconvenience Store

‘The food is free’: New market opens to battle food waste.

Forget the price tag: ‘pay what you feel’ that tomato is worth.

If there were no price tags at the supermarket, do you reckon you could guess the value of a bag of potatoes or a packet of rice?

That’s what you will have to do at a new Thornbury grocery, where customers will name their own price for their goods.

Called The Inconvenience Store, and claiming to be a Victorian first, it will be staffed by volunteers and stocked with food ‘‘rescued’’ from supermarkets and markets.

It opened behind the Lentil As Anything restaurant in High Street on July 8.

For the past 18 years, Lentil as Anything has run volunteer-operated restaurants that ask customers to ‘’pay as they feel’’.

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