I was in Florida this past week visiting my dear friend, and we took a stroll to the local Farmers Market. Wow! It is amazing how different the local produce can be, from one state to another. I took a few photos to share with you. First, check out this giant, prehistoric looking egg! Its a Jack Fruit! They were making smoothies with it at the market! You won’t find one of those at my Farmers Market. Next to it was Dragon Fruit, and Sweet Rambutan. The colors and textures were spectacular! I wish I had had more time to experiment with the many varieties of unfamiliar fruit! Then there was the Passion Fruit and the Annona, also known as sour apple. I felt like I was in another country! What fun!
This week, my guest on the Progressive Radio Network is , the Co-Founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue. 412 Food Rescue is a non profit organization working to eliminate hunger and promote a healthy environment, by rescuing viable food about to go to waste and redirecting it to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure. They have developed an app which matches up food ready to be donated with beneficiaries, and works with a network of volunteers, ready to do the pick up.
Leah is an active advocate for food, health and innovation. She has also trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and received her Certification in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University. The Brazen Kitchen, Leah’s blog and Pittsburgh Magazine column, won the 2013 National City & Regional Magazine Awards. She serves as Editor-at-Large for NEXTpittsburgh and her work has been featured in print and online publications including MSN’s Re:Discover Series, NPR, Oprah.com, and GOOD Magazine online. In April 2014, she gave the TEDx Talk, “Why the Farm Is Not Getting to the Table.” Please join me on Thursday, and find out how Leah is changing the landscape for the food insecure in Pittsburgh!
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