We recently discovered — in our Food Loss Study released in June — that Vermont may be losing 14.3 million pounds of wholesome produce on our farms each year. Wholesome food that is not picked (or is picked but not sold or donated) is considered “lost” food.
Imperfections are bound to occur when food grows. For instance, carrots growing close together may twist around each other, or upon encountering a pebble may bend or sprout new offshoots…as pictured above. Imperfections are one reason that food might not make it to market. (You may recognize these images from our ongoing summer fundraising campaign and dollar-for-dollar match. Read more about it here!)
This loss … Read More