Farm-to-table is a growing trend that we stand behind. Here at Rootastes, our menus are created based on which foods are in season, so we can buy local ingredients whenever possible. We believe that using local ingredients is better for us, tastes delicious, and supports our community. And we’ll prove it to you!
The statistics on food waste will make you feel bloated. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 21.6% of what goes into municipal landfills is food, the physical weight being over 29 million tons in 2014.
This waste costs the average U.S. family of four an estimated $1,350 to $2,275 in annual losses. Furthermore, about 10% of the U.S. energy budget goes to bringing food to our tables. With up to one in seven truckloads of perishables delivered to supermarkets being thrown away, we’re not only wasting food and money, but energy as well.
According to a report from the United Kingdom, if food scraps were removed from their landfills, the level of greenhouse gas abatement would be equivalent to removing one fifth of all the cars in the U.K. from the road.
There are many ways to preserve food and reduce waste that’s not only helpful to Mother Earth, but your wallet as well.
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