Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dublin Farmers' Market: July 20th

Food Waste: The Ugly Truth

"Consumers waste plenty of food after the point of purchase, and we can change our habits to curb that — by planning our grocery trips better; by ignoring “best by” dates, which indicate nothing about the safety of the food; by saving those overripe bananas for banana bread. But we can help cut waste upstream as well by embracing broader aesthetic standards. Choose the odd tomatoes and the gnarly parsnips. Buy the undersized beets and the broken almonds. Tell our grocers and our farmers that we’d rather have a slightly dented butternut squash than a hot, dry planet. Support businesses that help get the less-beautiful produce out of fields and onto consumers’ tables. (One French grocer, Intermarché, began buying “ugly” produce in 2014 and selling it at slightly reduced prices at several locations; the success prompted the company to expand the initiative to all of its stores.) We can stop our valuable food — every pound of which represents a sizable investment of energy, water, labor and money — from leaving the system without fulfilling is purpose."

Check out the rest of this article at TheWashingtonPost to read more about America's massive food waste issues!

See you at the market!

Our vendors for Wednesday, July 20th include:

Donnie's Garden Goodies
We're All Connected
Moffitt Maple Farm
Ohio City Pasta
Made Without Grain
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Coffee Mess
Hirsch Fruit Farm
The Market Sharpener
Raising Kane Farms
Kennedy Farms

Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!

Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@dublinfarmersmarket.com.

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