Each year, 10 million pounds of food is wasted at farms for many reasons – some items are deemed unsellable because they do not meet cosmetic standards, some are glut produce that the farmer cannot harvest or sell.
Food waste at farms wastes not only the food itself but also the resources that were used to grow them.
20% of all of the water we use is for growing food that we will never eat. Your purchase of just 1 UglyCSA share saves ~1,350 gallons of water, equivalent to enough drinking water for seven people for an entire year!
Through 412 Food Rescue’s UglyCSA program, we create new markets for previously unsellable produce – benefiting farmers and preserving the resources that went into food production.
In partnership with Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, we launched our UglyCSA program in 2016. In 2017, we tripled our shareholders and provided specialty local products such as maple syrup, organic bar soap, and tea. This year, we are offering more pick up points and more shares are available.
This season, you can help #endfoodwaste, eat local, and be healthy. Get your UglyCSA TODAY!
Check out photos of some of our 2018 UglyCSA shares below:
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