Did you know that approximately 40% of food produced in the US goes to waste from our farms, grocery stores, restaurants and our homes? The majority of that waste comes from our very own kitchens and 90% of all this food waste and scraps end up in landfill as opposed to turning this valuable resource into nutrient-rich soil by composting it.
Not only that but 67% of street litter in the Bay Area comes from single-use disposable food packaging. As consumers, we have the power to buy healthy food that is package free with simple products that minimize our contribution to the waste stream.
Join us in this Waste-Free Shopping Tour at Good Earth Natural Foods, one of the pioneers in bringing organic food to the people! You can look at this little movie about how it all started.
Attendees will learn from Ambatalia founder, Molly de Vries, the principles of a non-disposable life. These include how to simplify, organize, and manage the way we shop for food; Why it's important to buy organic- non- GMO, how to store it; and how to decide what to compost, recycle, or send to landfill.
Molly shows us the positive influence minimizing food and packaging waste has not only on our personal health and pocketbooks, but to our soil, waterways, and those who produce our food. Buy shopping locally, seasonally and in bulk, we increase food security, support food justice, and lessen the impact on our oceans and climate change for a sustainable future.
Good Earth Natural Foods was founded in 1969 in Fairfax California with the dream of offering the very best quality and most organic food that they could find. Never content to simply accept the status quo, they have always pushed the envelope and tried to encourage food growers and manufacturers to produce food of higher quality
This event is free but space is limited to the first (6/8) people who register here:
*Attendees will receive a follow-up confirmation with a list of items to prepare in advance. Carpooling is encouraged so let us know where you're located and if you're offering or need a ride so we can help facilitate that.
Where does the group meet at 10:00 A.M.
Please meet at The Good Earth Natural Foods Customer service desk. If you are running late, please find our group gathered at a table either outside or in and then walking the store.
What can I bring to the event?
Please bring a few cloth market and produce/ bulk bags if you have them, Thank you.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to email or call/ text me with any questions.