While perusing the recently restored Ferry Building in San Francisco last week, I noticed this charming idea for re-purposing galvanized wash tubs as food bins. What a cute idea for a harvest party, lining up all your produce in one of these. (I know I have one lying around, just never thought of it in this context.) Sara Kate did something similar earlier this summer for a big garden party. See her photo after the jump.
Sara Kate served a large salad of baby greens, asparagus and amaranth to over 100 guests, in a large galvanized wash tub!
Update: Galvanized steel is not safe for acidic foods or liquids. To our understanding, though, it should be safe for dry or whole foods, such as vegetables, fruit, and snacks, although long term storage where severe temperature changes are possible is not advised. For extra precaution, simply line the tubs with a tea cloth before you put anything in them.
(Images: 1. Leela Cyd Ross; 2. Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan)