Fall: What’s in Season Now?

Welcome to fall! The leaves are changing and so are the produce offerings. Winter squash varieties continue to expand, and apples take over as the most popular fruit at the farmers market. Fruit: Apple season will linger throughout the month of October, so there's still plenty of time to pick-your-own or whip up some pie! Additionally, pear season is in full swing, and several MoCo farms produce asian pears. Look out for these apple-pear hybrids, boasting a light sweetness like a pear but th...
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Using Recovered Produce to Feed the Hungry

Hungry Harvest is a Maryland-based company founded by three University of Maryland graduates in 2014. The company focuses on reducing the 40% of food that goes to waste in the United States every year, while simultaneously addressing concerns over food insecurity in the Maryland and DC area. Hungry Harvest recovers surplus produce from large-scale produce distributors and farms.  Operations Manager Kevin Kresloff explains that these distributors often place the most “unattractive” produce...
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