Blog: Sourcing

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While preventing unnecessary food waste in the first place is always preferable, the compost pile is the final barrier to prevent food from going into the landfill. Whether you have a backyard garden or you’re an apartment dweller, composting is easier than you think.

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Every time you peel a potato, or most other vegetables, you’re choosing to throw away most of that fiber and other nutrients in favor of aesthetics. Seems silly, right? Let’s learn to love our peels.

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The farm at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is more akin to a land-grant institution’s research farm than the small but mighty student-run operations found on most Bon Appétit campuses.

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Founded in 1993 in Immokalee, FL, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has pushed for fair labor practices by forging strategic alliances among farmworkers, produce growers, and retail buyers. Take a look at key moments in their impressive 25-year history.

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Vassar College leases 12 acres of former college farmland to a pioneering food nonprofit called the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, a community farm with a commitment to education and food justice

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Since starting her fellowship with Bon Appétit, Fellow Caroline Ferguson has become more aware of animal agriculture’s impact on the environment. She speaks on choosing a semi-vegetarian or “flexitarian” diet, highlighting the Meatless Monday movement.