We partner with one of the Market’s food distributors, Baldor Specialty Foods, to purchase their scraps from prepared foods, and use it as feed for our pigs. Look at these luscious veggies!
We get about a ton delivered every week and place it right in the field. Baldor, which works with many food pantries to off-load what they call ‘cosmetically blemished’ produce, must also find use for what remains. In their words:
Every day, our processing facility generates peelings, tops and trims that are not easily repurposed for culinary use. To keep this nutrient dense material out of the waste stream, we’ve partnered with local pig farmers on developing an optimally nutritious animal feed.
It makes us feel good that this food – beautiful food at that – is not going into a landfill but is being consumed in its entirety on the farm. And that partners, like Baldor, have created these visionary and sustainable avenues for the excess trim from their kitchens.
And the pigs just seem to love it!