Episode #45: Reilly Brock from Imperfect Produce on Food Waste + What To Do About It

January 17, 2018

It is no secret that I adore Imperfect Produce. Besides the fact that they save me SO much money each month on my grocery bill, I love that I get access to fresh fruits and veggies, all while saving the planet. Yes…it is THAT amazing. It’s one of those companies that seems so obvious in concept, you wonder why it didn’t exist sooner. But more on that in the episode…

I wanted to bring on a member of the Imperfect team to not only share all about IP’s mission, but also talk about the huge issue that is food waste in this country. It’s not as simple as those soggy carrots at the bottom of your produce drawer. It goes so much deeper than that. So today’s episode is talking about the many points of intersection when it comes to food waste and how to manage it in this country.

On Episode #45 of the podcast, we have Reilly Brock from Imperfect Produce talking about food waste, how to eat root to stem and eat more ugly produce!

Reilly, who is the hilarious voice behind IP’s brand is on the show today to talk about all of these points, but also about root to leaf cooking and tips and tricks on how to reduce your food waste individually, while IP tackles the issue on a larger scale.

Here are a few other things we discussed in today’s episode:

  • How Imperfect Produce got started and why tackle food waste?
  • How big is the food waste problem and how Imperfect Produce is tackling these issues
  • Why so much food goes to waste even when it’s great quality
  • Eating sustainably from a food waste perspective
  • Does local and seasonal make a difference and why we need to rethink seasonal
  • What is the “New Year No Waste Challenge” and how to preserve, reuse and eat all your fruits and vegetables
  • Root-to-stem eating and other healthy habits to reduce your food waste
  • Where to next for Imperfect Produce!

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On Episode #45 of the podcast, we have Reilly Brock from Imperfect Produce talking about food waste, how to eat root to stem and eat more ugly produce!

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    Shannon K
    January 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I’m so bummed that IP doesn’t deliver to Boston – yet! Waiting patiently (not so patiently) but as soon as it does I’ll be SO down. I’ve been actively trying to reduce my personal food waste and save money by seeing what I can do with what I’ve already bought in my pantry and fridge every week, but this would be a great opportunity to support the larger cause.

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