Thanksgiving leftovers: your opportunity to act

Paul Barker (left) of Lyon Farms and Jonathan Bloom chat before food pickup from Durham Farmers’ Market

In the “better-late-than-never” category, the October (!) issue of Ode magazine, with my story on food-waste fanatic and author Jonathan Bloom, is finally out in print. The only advantage over the online version is you get to see our photo from the Durham Farmers’ Market, featuring Jon with Paul Barker of Lyon Farms, along with a nice little spread of their produce, which we’re sharing with you here. Lyon is one of the several farms that donates leftover food to the Inner-Faith Food Shuttle, which Durham resident Jon was picking up weekly during the high-season Wednesday market. 

While the magazine might be late in getting out, the timing is perfect. Thanksgiving week is prime time for food to be thrown out because we end up with so much of it in the fridge. So, eat your leftovers, freeze your leftovers, give away your leftovers, compost your leftovers. Just don’t throw them in the trash! See Jonathan’s “Call to Action” about this topic. And then go buy his book, “American Wasteland,” to learn more about food waste in our country. It’s fascinating and eye-opening.

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One Response to Thanksgiving leftovers: your opportunity to act

  1. Alice Alexander says:

    I love my Thanksgiving leftover sweet potatoes! And was delighted to read the 11/25 front page of the NY Times highlighting No Carolina sweet potatoes (47% of the nationally market) with a pic of our Durham Farmer’s Market :-)