Tastes of the Tropics: Fighting Food Waste One Produce Box at a Time
Tons of fresh, nutritious, delicious fruits and vegetables are wasted every day because they never even make it to the grocery store. Maybe they’re too big, too small, blemished or otherwise imperfect, at least in the eyes of the grocer. Or perhaps the farmer grew too much to sell.
Now, this “rescued” produce is available to consumers through Hungry Harvest, a service that gathers freshly harvested food and sells it online via subscription. The Baltimore-based business, which delivers in Maryland, Washington, DC, northern Virginia, Philly and South Florida, has expanded to South Florida.
Listen as Gretchen Schmidt of edible South Florida interviews Evan Lutz, whose belief that no food should go to waste led him to co-found Hungry Harvest. And they unbox one of their organic mini-harvest boxes to find out what’s inside, and why it’s there. (Spoiler alert: It’s all fresh and delicious).