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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Lorinda Fraboni

Team Eden Prairie

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 274 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    12
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Lorinda's Actions

Shopping

Stick to Your Grocery List

I will only purchase the items on my grocery list and avoid impulse purchases.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Glean or Forage

I will glean or forage locally growing produce and then preserve, share, eat or donate 2 meal(s) from it.

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Source Local Foods

I will buy locally grown food from my grocery store and make 2 meal(s).

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Skip the Cart

Bigger carts make us feel like we need to fill them! Use a hand basket to improve grocery store discipline and prevent over-purchasing.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Properly Store Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 2 packs of berries.

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:58 AM
    Another way to prevent waste that I use is when my veggies are getting too ripe I cut them up and make a soup/stew/chili adding beans, chicken stock or vegetable stock.  I do this about twice a month and freeze in small containers.  I spice up with my favorite spices and I like it spicy!

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:49 AM
    One other tip is if you make a large meal and can't eat it all before it goes bad is to put it in small containers and freeze it, taking it out the day you want to eat it.

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:47 AM
    Make sure to compost any food waste you may have.  We bag ours in small bags that are compostable.

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:43 AM
    It's going well.  I do not wash produce until I'm about to use it so it lasts much longer.  Romaine lettuce is one of the few I rinse ahead of time and wrap in a dishtowel and put in a plastic bag to crisp up.  I notice if the power greens I buy start getting soft that if I put in a paper towel, they last a lot longer.
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Glean or Forage
    Did you know what "gleaning" was before you joined this challenge? Have you noticed any fruits trees or berry patches in your neighborhood that produce more than is being used up?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:40 AM
    I did not know what gleaning was before.  We don't have any local fruit or berry patches in our neighborhood. 
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Skip the Cart
    Reflecting on how your grocery trips have gone in the past: do you fill up your cart? Do you think you can fit everything you need into a smaller cart or a basket?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:37 AM
    Yes - I start at Costco to get the organics I can get there and they only have one size cart which I rarely fill unless I'm getting TP.  When I move on to Whole Foods or our local coop I use a small basket there.  
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Source Local Foods
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest food item for you to give up?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/08/2022 7:33 AM
    Berries as I eat Raspberries, Blue Berries and Black Berries nearly every day.
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Stick to Your Grocery List
    What are some of the things you typically buy that you weren't on your list? How do you think you might limit some of those purchases?

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    Lorinda Fraboni 8/01/2022 10:16 AM
    Spices - sometimes I think I don't have them, then find out I do.... When I get to the last quarter of a spice jar I now put it on my list.