Today is International Food Waste Awareness Day. According to the USDA, as a country, we waste roughly one third of all food intended for human consumption. Farmers To You was designed to be a zero-waste business; our ordering process means nothing sits on a shelf and goes unbought. Anything left over from our pick on Tuesday is delivered to local food shelves on Wednesday.
This week we thought we’d also look for ways to cut down on individual waste. Why not try some carrot or radish top pesto? Our Miso Maple Radishes recipe includes those tasty tops as well. Barley stir fry is a great way to use up those lingering odds and ends in the crisper drawer, and Brown Betty is a traditional and frugal treat that uses up two of the most commonly wasted foods — bread and fruit. Getting the most out of what we buy is the best way to appreciate all the hard work that went into producing or growing our food. So pickle, preserve or meal plan your way through this week's fresh offerings.
Villa Villekulla was started with 3 goats smuggled from Lazy Lady Farm, so it’s no wonder this skyr is incredible. Thick, silky and tangy, skyr is a fermented product created with rennet (in this case, one made from thistles), so it’s actually classified as a cheese rather than a yogurt. Use this as you would creme fraiche, chevre or labneh; pastas, potato salad, bruschetta, roasted veggies… the delicious possibilities are endless.
Pizza lovers and gluten-free folks alike will celebrate the return of Bonte Bakery’s excellent pizza crusts. Spread some sauce, add your toppings, pop in the oven and dinner is a done deal.
Kick your enchiladas up a notch with some smoked chili cheddar, or add some earthy, truffle-scented luxury to your next grilled cheese or potato gratin with these two new cheeses from Grafton Village.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses behind China and the U.S. (according to the World Resources Institute). It is this concept that has scientists who focus on climate change ranking the reduction of food waste as one of the top solutions for carbon reduction. This post was first published three years ago but is still as relevant today.
Anne Marie's story is similar to many others who have suffered from food allergies in that for years she struggled with health issues without knowing why. Ultimately, through a lot of difficult trial and error, she found that she had a fairly severe allergy to corn and strong sensitivities to gluten and white sugar. Because of the pervasiveness of these ingredients, going to the supermarket or a restaurant was never the same. It was difficult to find items that both fit her diet and tasted good, particularly in regards to baked goods.
We work closely with our partner farmers and producers and update our storefront with the food that can be delivered the next week. Our storefront is updated and ready to shop by Friday at 5pm every week.
Start shopping Friday at 5pm. You can update your order anytime between then and midnight on Sunday. There's no need to check out, we'll submit your order for fulfillment every week unless you suspend.
During the week, we and our partners work to source, pack, and get your order to you. We offer both delivery and pickup locations in Massachusetts and Vermont. You can change your location every week.
At Farmers To You we know our farmers and producers personally. That’s why we can promise to provide fresh, high quality food produced on healthy farms. If you are not satisfied with our products or our service, we’ll provide a complete credit to you.
We know you do not make your food decisions lightly. We are grateful for each purchase you make from Farmers To You that supports our farmers and producer partners that are dedicated to growing nourishing food for your family.
Here is our promise so that you can feel good about your buying decision.
We sell food grown in a regenerative and sustainable way. Our farmer partners care for your health, and for the land, animals and the environment. The farmers and producers share their precise farming and production practices.
We find the best foods available in New England from more than 100 local farmers and producers. It is hard to find other markets with this breadth of local, fresh and delicious vegetables, meats, cheeses and other foods.
Our partnering Farmers and Producers are some of the best in New England. Most are organically certified, and those who are not use sustainable practices. They are in this for the love of food, farming, and the art and craft of it all. Get them into a conversation about their crops or animals, their soil practices, or their land and be prepared for a lengthy and passionate discourse. They are masters of their craft and are all very excited about the nearly direct relationship they have with you. All of them feel it is essential that families know the people who produce their food. They are fully committed to the well being and health of your family.
We are on a mission to build a trustworthy and sustainable food system by connecting farmers and families. We carefully select quality, clean and flavorful foods and commit to a waste-free, safe and regenerative regional food system. Our farm-fresh food comes from the best New England farms. With more than 100 farmers and producers we've got you covered from vegetables, meat and dairy to beverages, home and health. Our farmers take great care with their farming practices to support our communities, the land and your health.