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CropMobster: How To Put Your Local Food System To Its Highest Use

A plug-and-play solution for any community
Monday, June 5, 2017, 5:05 PM

In the developed world, we waste a LOT of food.

In America alone, it’s estimated that up to 40 percent of the post-harvest food supply is discarded, according to The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That represents more than 1,200 calories per day for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. -- just thrown into the trash. Yet at the same time we have food access issues and nutritional deficits that result in widescale health problems and hunger nationwide, despite having more than enough nutritional calories to go around. Our food system is a mess -- and it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this week's podcast, we talk with Nick Papadopoulos, founder of CropMobster; an innovative company focused on helping communities dramatically improve the potential of their local food sheds. Nick explains how CropMobster provides a platform that any community can build on to connect local producers with local consumers in ways that boost economic development, reduce wastage of food and other resources, and assist local hunger relievers: » Read more

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Shop the “Clean Fifteen”

Want to avoid toxins on your food?
Monday, March 9, 2015, 2:06 PM

Here is a list of the conventionally grown produce deemed by the Environmental Working Group as the “Clean Fifteen” for 2015.  Learn which foods can be purchased to reduce your pesticide exposure and save some money in the process as well.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/want-avoid-toxins-your-food-shop-clean-fifteen.html

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Pickling Vegetables

Learn to pickle your garden produce
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 4:00 PM

A pdf resource with great information on how to preserve and pickle your garden produce:

Pickling Vegetables (extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/pnw/pnw355.pdf)