There is so much waste in our country that it is time to honor our natural-shaped vegetables and less than perfect dishes with perfectly wholesome ingredients. As much as 40% of the food produced in America is said to be wasted! I am concerned about wasted food. Any one that has ever had a garden has experienced the beauty of unusually long oddly shaped carrots or the heirloom tomato with streaks of green or yellow on red that never make it to the grocery store shelf. Aesthetic expectations are based upon grocery store perfection. An organization based in Germany called Foodsharing.de has developed a program to intentionally share food that would otherwise go to the waste bin. I am in awe of this organization and am inspired to figure out how I can make this happen in my community. Too many times I have wasted food because we were heading out of town or did not enjoy the leftovers from last night’s dinner. Let’s eliminate lonely leftovers and make our land a better place.
The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. ~ Genesis 1:12