Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bexley Farmers' Market: July 21st

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 Thursday, July 21st include:

Bluegreen Gardens
Wayward Seed Farm
The Lemon King
Chuck Evan's MONTEZUMA Brand Sauces & Salsas
Gerry's Garden
Tie Dye Larry
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Rhoads Farm
Sadie Baby Sweets
SaraBee Pure Honey
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Dan the Baker
Kennedy Farms
Two Roasting Joes
Ohio City Pasta

Join us every Thursday through October from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine!

Bexley Farmers’ Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, Ohio 43209

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at info@bexleyfarmersmarket.ORG. (Please note the change to our email address.)

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