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Quick Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Food Scraps

My goal this year is to reduce food waste. Food waste has social, economic and environmental costs associated with it and is a hot topic right now. I compost all food waste that I can but the goal here is to avoid putting it in the compost in the first place. I certainly wouldn’t empty my wallet into the compost bin…… and filling it up with food we don’t use is no different than throwing away my hard earned $$$

These are the following steps we are taking to achieve our goals:

  • Do not do the typical large grocery shop, instead only buy enough fresh food for 3 days
  • If there are leftovers that are getting past human consumption or if there is food past the best before date give it to the dogs to eat. I often cut up left over meats and freeze them to use as dog training treats
  • If the leftovers are not suitable for the dogs give it to the chickens. She eats all fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice and bread
  • The last option for food waste is the compost bin

Chicken Eating Food Scraps

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