08 Sep '12, 7pm

Restaurant in Italy Lets Diners Pay With Fruits and Vegetables

Restaurant in Italy Lets Diners Pay With Fruits and Vegetables

By Stephen Messenger , TreeHugger Sure, money doesn’t grow on trees—but who needs money when you can pay with things that really do? Later on this month, a new restaurant called “L’è maiala” is scheduled to open in Florence, Italy, based on the simple premise that money isn’t everything, nor is it even required. At the end of a meal, customers will have the option to pay their bill the conventional way (i.e. cash, credit card)—but they may also pay with fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, or other barter-able items. In turn, the traditional Tuscan dishes served at L’è maiala will feature the food they receive, as well as other produce that has been grown locally. In deciding to accept fresh greenery in place of cold, hard cash, owner Donella Faggioli hopes to open up her restaurant to those who might not otherwise be able to afford a meal out, especially in these difficult ti...

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