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With the growing awareness of food waste and health-related issues due to unhealthy foods, the movement of farm to table eating is a step in the right direction. You can use apps to find farm to table restaurants, cook local foods at home, and fight food waste.
The farm to table or farm to fork movement has become quite popular with restaurants popping up all over the world boasting only locally sourced food on their menu. The farm to table trend is important to local farmers and communities which benefit economically and environmentally from growing, buying, and consuming locally grown and (oftentimes) organic products. There are apps that focus solely on helping you find a successful farm to table restaurants where you can try local fare and eat delicious food. If you can’t find any farm to table restaurants near you, don’t worry. There are apps that can help you find the closest farmer’s market or tell you which places serve ethically raised meat.
Meanwhile, in the same way apps can help you find restaurants, apps can also help you shop and make delicious meals at home with locally sourced foods. Not only are there apps that locate the nearest farmer’s market, but there’s also a sustainable grocery shopping app that will scan the bar code of a food item and tell you its environmental impact and food quality rating. You can find farm to table recipes on apps like Allrecipes. Here, you can plug in the ingredients like heirloom tomatoes or poblano peppers you purchased at the market and the app will provide you with different recipe options that let you get creative with your produce. If you want to make sure you don't waste any of the local products you've purchased, you can also use apps to help you track when items in your kitchen are close to their expiry date. Similarly, apps can help you keep your foods organized so you produce less waste.
In addition to apps helping you locate farm to table restaurants and how to create farm to table meals at home, apps can also help you be productive, live more sustainable, and help others in the process. For example, there are apps like Foodcloud that take surplus local food from local shops and supermarkets and donates it to homeless shelters and other charities in need. Similarly, there are apps to pick up leftover food from restaurants and take them to local charities. Other sustainability apps include applications that focus on the transparency of companies and how sustainable and ethical are their products.
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