Check out the photo highlights from the 2019 Community Food Rescue Week!
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Gleaning Apples at Butler’s Orchard
Following gleaning at Butler’s Orchard, we joined with co-hosts Silver Spring United Methodist Church, STEP Chef Scott Ulen, MoCo Food Council and KindWorks volunteers to cook gleaned apples into apple crisp. Using recovered food, we cooked other delicious dishes from recovered food such as crostini with greens, and fall grain salad. The 100 prepared meals were donated CFR network member, the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. We also prepared appetizers and apple crisp that were served at other Community Food Rescue Week events.
Thank You Happy Hour
Foodies and food advocates mixed and mingled at True Respite Brewery to discuss our local food system, promote food security and fight food waste. We recognized CFR volunteers and this year’s CFR mini-grant awardees. Attendees enjoyed True Respite’s beer, wine, kombucha, and soda that accompanied delicious appetizers and dessert made from Butler’s Orchard gleaned apples, Red Wiggler Community Farm,a greens and recovered food at a CFR Cooks! Event earlier in the week.
Koiner Farm Tour and Compost Demonstration
Koiner Farm, the only urban farm in Montgomery County welcomed us along with Bethesda Green, the Montgomery County Food Council, the Compost Crew, and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. Each organization shared their connection to our food system, starting with how food is grown to how food scraps are turned into compost. Attendees learned how to reduce food waste at home while enriching their gardens and the environment by composting food scraps.