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Meat Smarts

Keep a pound of meat in the fridge or freezer for quick, heat-and-eat meals. Add these shortcuts to your dinnertime routine. Quick Tips Before freezing cooked ground or cut-up meat or poultry, cool it completely. Otherwise, the steam from the meat or poultry will condense and cause freezer burn. Stock…

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No Taste for Waste How Gleaning Helps Fight Food Waste

Fight Food Waste With Gleaning

Tucked between central Washington’s Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River lies Mike and April Clayton’s orchard. Each year, the Claytons and their two young children manage 80 acres of apples and 65 acres of cherries. They grow thousands of pounds of fruit that ends up in grocery stores as fresh…

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No Taste for Waste Black Gold Farms Shares Sustainable Farm Practices and Ways They Reduce Waste

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 the president and chairman of…

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No Taste for Waste Frozen Foods

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 Council (NRDC). In a…

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No Taste For Waste Frozen Food Hacks

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 yesterday’s leftovers into…

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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 party, consider these…

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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. Worldwide, one-third of…

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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 veggies to…

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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 second time in a century. Almost 70 percent of them are bringing a college education to the fields as well as new and exciting ideas for cutting down on waste from farm to table.…

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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. Shop the…

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