Three Businesses That Fight Food Waste

The Gleaners - Etching by Millet - from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - DP827910

Countless initiatives have been launched to fight food waste. Traditionally, these have been non-profit, volunteer-driven efforts like San Francisco’s Food Runners (which collects prepared food from restaurants or events for distribution to the needy) or food banks (which might collect surplus food from manufacturers or groceries). Recently, bunches of for-profit companies have been wading into […]

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Tracking Olive Oil from Grove to Glass, Part 1 — Visiting an Olive Grove

Olives on the tree in Longview Ranch olive grove

(Disclosure: I received a discount on the¬†International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC)¬†registration fee in exchange for writing three posts about my experiences at the conference. All opinions are my own.) This is part 1 of a 2-part series on a visit to an olive grove and olive oil processing facility in Yolo County, California.¬† The second […]

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My Visit to the Slow Food Nation Taste Pavilions

My Slow Food Nation experience started well before Labor Day weekend, as I attended several panels and lectures at the Commonwealth Club, wrote a few posts for their blog, and attended the opening of the Victory Garden. During the Slow Food Nation (SFN) weekend itself, I was only able to attend the Taste pavilions at […]

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