The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market is one of the best in the United States. But like all farmer’s markets and many supermarkets, food that is not considered “pretty” or is the only one left can go unpurchased. This food is usually either thrown away or composted. But Taher Chef Chris Loew, The Food Group, and Hennepin County saw an opportunity to fight food insecurity.
Chef Chris Loew has a discerning eye for produce. He carefully selects the best vegetables and squash to serve to those in need. It’s with that eye and dedication that he approached this project.
Over the course of two months on four weekends, volunteers from Hennepin County, The Food Group, and Taher employees were led by Taher chefs in the processing of over 3,300 pounds of fresh vegetables. This herculean effort winds up with over 9,500 four ounce portions for people to enjoy during the harsh Minnesota winter months. Check out some of the pics below!
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