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Volunteers at Farmers Markets Share Tools to Waste Less Food


first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County Solid WasteFind the county’s Master Recycler Composter volunteers at a market near you. The Pacific Northwest harvest season is in full swing and local farmers and gardeners are picking the fruits—and veggies—of their labor. If you shop for delicious locally grown foods at Thurston area farmers markets this summer, be sure to stop by the Thurston County Master Recycler Composter booth to learn how you can keep more of your farmers market food on your table and out of the recycle bin.The county’s Master Recycler Composter volunteers are staffing a Waste Less Food booth at three local farmers markets to provide people with tips, tools and ideas for how to waste less food and save more money. Every year, the average American family throws out 25 percent of the food they buy—a waste that can cost anywhere from $1,600 to $2,300 a year! Stop by the Master Recycler Composter booth to learn how you keep more of your food fresh and more money in your wallet with free tip packets, chip clips and other food saving items. You can also learn more about how you can become a Master Recycler Composter volunteer.Yelm Famers Market—Sun, Aug. 9Tumwater Farmers Market—Wed, Aug. 12Tenino Famers Market—Sat, Aug. 15Tumwater Farmers Market—Wed, Sept. 23Yelm Famers Market—Sun, Sept. 27Yelm Famers Market—Sun, Oct. 18For more information about the Thurston County Master Recycler Composter volunteer program, and to find out how you can become a Master Recycler Composter with classes starting October 1, visit http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston/mc/. Facebook22Tweet0Pin0last_img

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