Fruits & Légumes Moches

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Often people don’t think about all of the food being wasted when they sort through their refrigerators. Perhaps what’s even more frightening, is the fact that no one thinks about the fact that “spoiled” fruits and vegetables found at supermarkets can be used to create juices and supplements. Instead, they just go unused and wasted.  It goes without saying that people waste way too much food, and food waste comes in many different forms. Whether we’re throwing out fully-cooked meals from restaurants daily or tossing our produce out when it gets slightly brown, it seems like we’re always inventing new ways to waste food. A shocking 1/3 of all food produced, or 1.3 billion tons, gets lost or wasted according to one major world studyand many of the world’s “ugliest” vegetables never even make it to store shelves. More often than not, they find themselves tossed into the garbage, never to see the light of day. One French Supermarket chain, Intermarché, has taken it upon themselves to do their part to solve this problem, however, and so far it’s been a smashing success.

farmer’s market

tis the season

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It’s finally Farmer’s Market season and I couldn’t be happier!  There’s something about seeing the first farmer’s market of the season. I love seeing the typical outdoor booths and stands set up with farmers’ selling their fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses! 

The coolest thing about farmers’ markets is that no two are alike and they exist worldwide and reflect their local culture and economy. Their size ranges from a few stalls to several city blocks. In some cultures, live animals, imported delicacies unavailable locally, and personal goods and crafts are sold.

For a list of where you can find a market in your DC area, check here.