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North Bay Food Policy Council Convening

North Bay Food Policy Council Convening

50 food and agriculture leaders from Sonoma County and the North Bay gathered on June 8, 2017 in Petaluma for the North Bay Food Policy Council Convening. Participants represented the Sonoma Food System Alliance and three North Bay food policy councils. Food Policy Councils are multi-stakeholder coalitions that work on devising local level solutions to nutrition, agriculture, and food systems issues. Participants shared highlights of their work across the region, exchanged best practices and...

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Rethinking Food Waste in Sonoma County

Word Map created during Food Recovery Forum

Recently, the head of a local food pantry shared with me how grateful they were to receive a donation of several hundred pounds of fresh tomatoes from a local farmer; the tomatoes were snapped up by food pantry clients within an hour. However, he was also shown a picture of hundreds of pounds of tomatoes that had not been captured in time for donation; instead the tomatoes were sitting in a compost pile at the farm.  In this case, at least the farmer was composting the wasted tomatoes, but...

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:18 AM
Tags: Food Recovery (2), Food Waste (3)

Food Recovery Survey

Food Recovery Hierarchy

Can you help us gather more information about current edible food waste in Sonoma County? The USDA & EPA recently joined with the private sector and charitable organization to establish the nation's first food waste reduction goals – 50% reduction by 2030. Over 45 tons of edible food end up in the landfill here in Sonoma County. A new “Save the Food” campaign has been launched by The Ad Council and National Resources Defense Council tracking the life of a strawberry from...

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:06 PM
Tags: Food Recovery (2), Food Waste (3)

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