It certainly works for us. Today's loot
Pink Ralph Loren Polo tennis shoes, maybe worn once, $1 and very chic designer dress, both for grand-daughter, also close to new, $7
Squash blossoms, purslane, cilantro, English peas, wild spinach (was told by a favorite Latino produce guy). green tomatoes (yes, green, not tomatillos), pasilla peppers...for me.