Tag Archives: produce

Monday Smorgasbord

With Vancouver set to ban food waste from landfills in 2015, local group FarmFolk CityFolk sponsored a 10-week Foodprint Challenge. The pilot program run in conjunction with local retailer Choices Markets sheds light on household food waste. — — Britain’s National Pig Association started a ‘pig push‘ to overturn the EU swill-feeding ban. Naturally, this initiative [...]

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Composting, Energy, Household, Leftovers, Repurposing | Comments closed

That’s Bananas…

I spend a lot of time in supermarkets, and I’ve never seen this… …until this weekend. No idea what is going on here, but it was a pretty clean cut straight through that banana.

May 20, 2013 | Posted in Supermarket | Comments closed

European Produce Pondering

On Friday, I was surprised to hear the finding that 50% of Europe’s fruits and vegetables aren’t eaten. Turns out I missed one small word–that close to 50% is wasted. Not a big deal, though, as nearly everyone uses tiny modifiers for impact. With or without modifiers, European produce waste is shocking. Yet even worse is North [...]

October 9, 2012 | Posted in Composting, Household, International, Stats | Comments closed

Wwwhat’s up, Doc?

Continuing on the summer theme of alphabet veggies, here’s another letter. So we have C, J, S and, now…W! (Still looking for a vowel.) While we’re moving away from squash, this carrot is pretty impressive. Thanks to young Mia, a friend of a friend, for picking and posing with this fabulous W carrot. And to think, [...]

August 8, 2012 | Posted in Alphabet Produce, Farmers' Market, Garden | Comments closed

Cool Storage

Korean designer Jihyun Ryou’s food storage ideas are cool, but not cold. Her project Save Food From the Refrigerator aims to do just that. Some of the point of this project is to get food to last longer–especially not have fresh foods dehydrate in the fridge. But her other objective is to honor traditional ways and [...]

June 4, 2012 | Posted in Household, Storage | Comments closed

Mutato Project

I love produce that has…character. You know, the stuff that looks–pick one–quirky, ugly or odd. When I find especially striking examples, I do this: Uli Westphal is a German photographer who also enjoys “non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables.” Except when he finds interesting examples, being a professional photographer, he does this: What could be better [...]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Farm, International | Comments closed
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