My impression is the same for zucchini, mangoes, or whatever fresh food there is in abundance. Give it to your neighbors who want it and will use it. The rest, transform it into a form that you can keep or use later - juicing, canning, blanching/freezing - whatever.
So often we don't prepare and keep fresh food because of the labor involved, and choose to eat instead food that is not that healthful, and more expensive. Don't be lazy - when there is an abundance of fresh food, share it, or put it away for later. Then use it in good time!
Just received this email today: "Hi Everyone, There are 2 crates of free mangoes in the tearoom ... they are the same quality as you would buy in the store. Come and take as many as you like. Any left will be thrown out."
It's taken me this long to work out what the page was about ... cue sound of penny dropping. Seems like the local equivalent of this is mangoes. The mango season is brief but the fruit is very abundant at the peak. There are plenty of places around town where mangoes that would sell for $3 each in other parts of the country are just lying on the ground waiting for green ants and figbirds to find the booty.
I think that this is hilarious. As somebody who doesn't care for zucchini, I can imagine the horror of finding a basket on your porch. Why can't radishes be that prolific? So much tastier than zucchini!