ZUCCINI FEAST. EAT FREE. - The Diggers
ZUCCINI FEAST. EAT FREE.
Original double-sided handbill [28 x 21.7 cm] with black print on a white stock. San Francisco, [1967?].
Two ring-hole punches to the upper edge. Otherwise fine.
A handbill offering praise for the zucchini with one side being an invitation to a ‘Zuccini Feast’, and the other offering a detailed recipe with ‘EAT FREE EAT FREE’ printed throughout. The radical community-action and theatre troupe the Diggers distributed free food in Golden Gate Park in 1966 on a daily basis for more than a year (sometimes with the help of Richard Brautigan). The food was acquired from local grocery donations or via old-fashioned pilfering. Free food was central to the Diggers’ philosophy ‘free because it’s yours’ and inspired many food co-op movements that followed.