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Food Waste Friday | I almost made it…

So, you all know I was trying REALLY hard for a no-waste week this week, right?

Well, this tomato has thwarted my efforts.

A rotten plum tomato.

However, I’m not taking full blame for this because the pack of tomatoes was not old and the other tomatoes are perfectly fine.

Still, I don’t feel quite right saying I had a no waste week when I chucked a slimy tomato into the compost, so there you go.

How did you do this week?

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Monday 11th of July 2011

If you have food that you can juice before it waste, juice it. in the spirit of juicing. lol


Saturday 9th of July 2011

I don't count random bad cherries/tomatoes/berries. Customer are no longer able to select these items one by one and so a rotten apple (so to speak) is inevitable. Since pretty much a store's only option, now, is to throw out an entire box of berries if someone complains about a single bad one, I don't complain about one or two. That would create *more* food waste. Counterproductive, that.

The three week old half-head of iceburg must have bad spots but other than that, nothing!


Saturday 9th of July 2011

When you compost tomatoes like this, do you get rouge Tomato plants? I have over a dozen volunteer tomato plants in my compost pile (doing much better than the plants I bought this year) & the neighbor has a couple of potato plants that have popped up in hers!


Friday 8th of July 2011

It was the week for tomatoes....although ours was definitely a 'because of the kids'....


Friday 8th of July 2011

It's NOT your fault that there was a bad tomato in that package. Really. It's not!

I'm so sick of buying packaged produce and finding some of it already bad that I've started opening the packages and looking through the items to make sure none of them are bad (I'm not paying for rotten food). I don't care if people look at me funny when I do that. I've even told the produce guys "hey, there's some fuzzy grapes in this package".

I want to select each and every grape, berry, tomato, etc. that I buy. It's tough enough to live with food going bad because I didn't eat it/get it cooked/froze it.

Long live farmer's markets and farm stands!

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