While tripping on home tonight, Bwog noticed a curious sight: a small woman in a puffy coat unloading a plastic bag full of apples onto the bales of recycling outside Morton Williams. What’s more, she was being filmed, by people with professional-looking cameras and everything. Her name is Janet Kalish, and she’s a freegan, and the crew was there to make her famous.
Well, at least to watchers of WeTV, where she’s being featured on the show “Secret Lives of Women.” Kalish says she gets as much of her food from what grocery stores throw away as possible; tonight, her trash tour will also include Absolute Bagels and Garden of Eden. The apples she had piled up looked positively edible–if slightly bruised–and Bwog took a bag full.
“”The reason they’re not selling is that we’ve become a society that wants perfection,” Kalish said. The grocery stores, she explained, were guilty of over-ordering. “We’re used to this abundance, and it’s a myth.”
Want to learn more? There’s a tour on Monday, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Bel Canto Public Space, 1991 Broadway between 67th and 68th.