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Black Gold Farms Shares Why Spuds Are Buds When It Comes to Reducing Food Waste

Humble potatoes are food waste reduction “Rock Stars”. These starchy veggies store like a dream in cool, dark places, and leftover cooked potatoes can be repurposed in a variety of dishes from breakfast hashes to soups to burritos. Just ask farmer Gregg Halverson. Gregg is ...

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Put the Freeze on Food Waste

Reducing or eliminating household food waste can be a challenge, but it can also make a big impact on your family’s bottom line. The average American family throws out an estimated 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy, according to the Natural Resources Defense Counci...

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Four Frozen Food Hacks

Ah, the freezer section. It’s every busy food lover’s dream. Frozen food is the epitome of convenience, taste and nutrition. Better yet, the contents of your freezer can be your secret weapon to fight food waste. Not only is frozen food long-lasting, it can also help transform...

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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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Preserve Your Farmers Market Haul at Peak Freshness

We’ve all been there. You went to the farmers market and were so excited by the beautiful, healthy produce that you bought way more than your family can consume right away. If you’ve captured too much of the season’s bounty, follow these tips for preserving your fruits and veg...

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Young Farmers Are Building a Sustainable Food Future

In the past 15 years, the number of farmers under 35 has increased for only the Read More »


Five Ways to Save Money and Reduce Food Waste

Some things just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, peaches and cream, milk and cookies. But there’s one more perfect match we can really get behind: saving money on groceries and reducing food waste. Find out how you can tackle both at once with these useful five tips....

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How to Use the Whole Watermelon

No summer spread would be complete without at least one watermelon dish to beat the heat. Just ask Florida watermelon and potato farmer Brent Shackelford. Brent farms 500 acres of watermelons with his brothers, and he’s come up with some creativ...

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Waste-Busting Cooking Tips to Save You Money

Let’s face it: We’ve all experienced a crisper drawer filled with wilted greens, shriveled carrots or forgotten fresh herbs at one point. These past-their-prime fruits and vegetables can transform into something hearty and delicious with a littl...

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