Each year, 10 million pounds of food is wasted at farms for many reasons – some items are deemed unsellable because they do not meet cosmetic standards, some are glut produce that the farmer cannot harvest or sell.
Food waste at farms wastes not only the food itself but also the resources that were used to grow them.
20% of all of the water we use is for growing food that we will never eat. Your purchase of just 1 UglyCSA share saves ~1,350 gallons of water, equivalent to enough drinking water for seven people for an entire year!
Through 412 Food Rescue’s UglyCSA program, we create new markets for previously unsellable produce – benefiting farmers and preserving the resources that went into food production.
In partnership with Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, we launched our UglyCSA program in 2016. In 2017, we tripled our shareholders and provided specialty local products such as maple syrup, organic bar soap, and tea and began accepting SNAP/EBT payments. In 2018, we are expanding to offer 250 shares for 12 weeks!
We publish our updated annual Local Food Guide and take all types of content submissions like pictures, articles, reviews, and more. Use the form below to submit content for next year's guide! We are not accepting any more content for our 2020 guide.
This directory of farms, farmers' markets, CSAs, etc. will also contain local food tips, hacks & know-how from farms, food businesses, and food resource organizations.
We help consumers connect to tools and resources to know how and where to access local, real, healthy food year-round.