• WASTE LESS, SAVE MONEY – OUT NOW!

    Waste Less, Save Money! magazine is about increasing awareness of food waste—at home, in communities, and across the country. In its pages, you’ll find ways to help your family make better choices that save both food and money.

     

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  • START USING OUR HANDY MEAL PLANNER

    Be more efficient with your food and spending. Use our meal planner to plan your next trip to the store.

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  • USE THE WHOLE FRUIT

    No summer spread is complete without watermelon. Farmer Brent Shackelford shares how he uses the whole fruit.

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  • LONG-TERM CHERRIES

    Enjoy your cherries all season long with Sweet Cherry Jam.

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Stop Wasting, Start Saving

Food waste is a growing problem in the U.S. The average American family throws away 25 percent of the food and beverages they purchase at a staggering cost of $1,600 per household annually*. No Taste For Waste is an initiative meant to inspire us to change how we purchase and eat food, manage our spending and take care of the world around us. Even the smallest improvements to our daily lives can have a big impact when we all work together.

 

The first step to curbing waste is reducing food loss on the farm. You might be surprised to know that today’s farmers continually improve their practices to be more efficient, sustainable and find uses for less-than-perfect crops. They are determined to grow quality food for families, using less land and resources than previous generations. Let’s explore how farmers are making a difference and how we can all work together to stop waste and start saving.

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“To be frank, we bust our butts to grow food, and the last thing we want to see is it go to waste. That’s why we put extra effort into making sure it gets on the tables of those who need it. We’re lucky to be able to work with so many great volunteers and nonprofits that help get healthy food to hungry people in our community.”


Brandon Whitt, Tennessee Farmer

So You Want to Start Composting

Composting is a great way to make the most out of veggie peels, coffee grounds and yard waste. The microbes in decaying food scraps, grass clippings and leaves create awesome plant nutrients that will help your garden flourish this summer. If you’re ready to join the compost p...

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These Food Waste Facts Will Change the Way You Think About Food

If you haven’t already been convinced that food waste is a growing problem, these facts might just change your mind. Food waste has huge environmental, social and economic impacts. Keep reading to learn how wasting less food can save you money while you help save the world. <...

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