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WildCraft Cider Works

232 Lincoln Street

Eugene, OR 97401

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The second annual Operation: Food Rescue s an event to highlight the issues around our global food waste epidemic and to draw awareness to food that is wasted throughout the supply chain. This event is an effort to bring people and organizations spanning many sectors together to showcase the simple and fun solutions to reducing food waste at home.

The event will include a community meal created byt Marche Provisions with a sliding scale donation of a suggested $5-15. Donations for the event will go to Willamette Farm and Food Coalition’s Double Up Food Bucks Program. Double Up Food Bucks doubles the purchasing power of SNAP benefits (or food stamps), helping shoppers purchase healthy, farm fresh produce at participating farmers markets. No one will be turned away due to financial hardship. Tickets are available online at or will be available in-person on the day-of the event.

This event features a spotlight on wonky and imperfect produce! One of the main reasons tons of healthful foods end up in landfills is because they’re not considered pretty enough to sell. Half of the produce grown in the U.S. is trashed because it’s bruised, misshapen, discolored or has some other deformity that’s non-threatening. Our keynote speaker, Jordan Figueiredo, created the successful Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign. The campaign uses funny, beautiful, and amazing images of less than perfect produce in order to highlight the 20-40% of all produce that goes to waste due to strict grocer cosmetic standards (http://www.endfoodwaste.org).

Partners for the event include Marche Provisions, Wildcraft Cider, Organic Redneck, Ambrosia Farm, Red Hat Melons, The Bread Stop Bakery, Hummingbird Wholesale, Mountain Rose Herbs, Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, Lane County Farmers Market, Hop Valley Brewing Company, and Smile Photo Booth.

Other activities include live music from the Ukulele All-stars and Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts, fun family-friendly activities, and an imperfect produce giveaway!

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