San Francisco Department of the Environment

Love Food?

What we eat matters. Shopping locally, storing food to last, and knowing when food is safe or spoiled are keys to preventing food waste, and food waste is a big deal.

Shop Smart
Shop your refrigerator before going to the store
Buy only what you need (Save the Food)
Make a plan to use it all by finding recipes in advance (Ends + Stems)

Shop Local
Check out local SF Farmers Markets, open year round
Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables

Cook Creatively
Use food scraps to make stock, breadcrumbs, and other creative ideas.
Tips and hacks to make the most of your ingredients (Love Food Hate Waste)

Keep it Fresh
How to make produce last longer and stay fresh
10-minute reality check to save money and prevent food waste (StopFoodWaste)
Tips for understanding food labels and expiration dates

Compost
Reducing food waste is the highest priority, but composting is also essential. Composting supports a healthier environment by reducing emissions and creating nutrient-rich soil to grow food. 

Request a free compost pail and start composting today

 

 

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