Education Corner: Most People Waste More Food Than They Think – Here’s How To Fix It

Here we are are in the think of Earth Month, on a day designated as “Stop Food Waste Day,” and you probably don’t need to look further than your own kitchen or cafeteria to see edible food dumped.  In the U.S. more than 80 percent of food waste has been traced to homes and consumer-facing[…]

Saturday, April 20th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am (11 Market Locations)

With no income or residential income qualifications anyone can shop for produce tomorrow morning at one of our eleven market locations. Hours are 7-10am, first come first serve. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand more about our program.[…]

Drive Up and Take Away – A Customer Service Program of P.O.W.W.O.W.

We are happy to introduce a new customer service P.O.W.W.O.W. program called Drive Up and Take Away – for those who cannot wait in line or have disability issues.  You will have the option to contribute online $13 ($12 for the produce box and $1 for the PayPal processing fee) per box and drive up to pick[…]

Recipe of the Week: Simple Gray Squash with Onions and Tomatoes

Try this simple but delicious recipe using only four ingredients.  Gray squash is high in vitamin A, B6, and C, potassium and manganese. Simple Gray Squash with Onions and Tomatoes from Weave a Thousand Flavors View other delicious and healthy recipes of the week from our previous postings.

Education Corner: South Korea Tackles Food Waste

South Korea food waste recycle rate increased from 2.1% in 1995 to 90.2 % in 2016.  View this short video to learn how the people of South Korea are tackling food waste. South Korea Tackles Food Waste, from ABC News To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Saturday, April 13th – 18/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 7-10am

We will have 15 P.O.W.W.O.W. markets in the Arizona this Saturday. Take advantage of the abundance of produce you can shop for. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand more about our program. —–Metro Tucson Service Area(s) for Saturday, April 13th, Hours: April[…]

Education Corner: FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’

Read the full article of how the FDA, USDA, EPA Announce a strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’ and reduce food loss and waste in the United Stated by 50 percent through showcasing and building partnership with the private industry. FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’, from Forbes To[…]

Recipe of the Week: Spicy Dilly Beans

What a great way to use the large amount of green beans you shopped for at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market and learn how to pickle it with this recipe.  It is truly delicious.  Green Beans are high in vitamin A and C and other minerals too. Spicy Dill Pickles from Heidi at Foodiecrush. View other delicious[…]

Education Corner: Interview with La Onda 1190 AM

View the interview in Spanish of Ms. Yolanda Soto, President & CEO of Borderlands Produce and La Onda 1190 AM regarding the four programs of the organization highlighting Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste serving 60 plus markets in the State of Arizona so people can eat healthy and be part of curbing green[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Sun. Apr. 7th – 8-11am or Until Sold Out

Don’t miss out on our special Spring Bonus Distribution at La Mesa Village Apartments, 655 S. Mesa Dr. in Mesa this Sunday, April 7 from 8-11am or until Sold Out. Thanks to an anonymous donor, supporters can contribute only $8 and shop for up 70 lbs. of produce. Thank you for helping Borderlands Produce Rescue[…]

Education Corner: Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes

Read this article to find more financial assistance for people with diabetes.  Included are resources for health insurance, companies that donate supplies and money-saving programs. Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes, from JDRF To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Thank You To The West Valley Mavericks Foundation

We would like thank The West Valley Mavericks Foundation for awarding Borderlands Produce Rescue a grant of $1,000 so we can continue to provide fresh nutritious rescued produce to the west valley communities and contribute to reducing the green gas from the Santa Cruz County Landfill. To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view[…]

Saturday, March 23rd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (13 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

—–Metro Phoenix and Pinal County Service Area(s) for Saturday, March 23rd, Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am—– * Crossroads United Methodist Church – 7901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85020 * First Baptist Church of Scottsdale – 7025 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale 85251 * Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA – 14711 N. 59th Ave., Glendale 85306 * Islamic Center of[…]

Recipe of the Week: Parmesan Butternut Squash Fries

Any french fry lovers out there?  Try this delicious but healthy alternative recipe using butternut squash.  Butternuts are a good source of vitamin B-6 and E, thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid and manganese.  A cup of cubed butternut squash provides more potassium than a banana. Parmesan Butternut Squash Fries – from Damn Delicious View other delicious[…]

Education Corner: 69 Percent of Brits Don’t Know Food Waste Contributes to Climate Change

When we purchase groceries or a meal, at times we tend to forget what is in the refrigerator and just throw it away.  Read this article from the Munchies based from a survey finds 69 percent of Brits don’t know food waste contributes to climate change. 69 Percent of Brits Don’t Know Food Waste Contributes[…]

Saturday, March 23rd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (13 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Please check back on Thursday, March 21st and/or Friday, March 22nd for up to date market locations and varieties of produce offered. #share #volunteer #borderlandsmarket #borderlandsproducerescue #freshproduce #rescuedproduce #producerescue #produceonwheelswithoutwaste #produceonwheels

Saturday, March 16th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (11 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

We want to thank all our supporters for choosing P.O.W.W.O.W. to add nutritious fruits and veggies to your meals at the same time taking on the obligation that we all have to curb food waste and do our part to save our future planet! For every produce box you take home over 5 lbs. of[…]

Education Corner: Why and How to Measure Food Lost and Waste

Read how businesses can save money and the environment with this new practical guide for reducing food waste. Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste – From Commission for Environment Cooperation (CEC) To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Saturday, March 9th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

Come by and shop at one our P.O.W.W.O.W. markets tomorrow morning from the hours of 8-11am. Help us keep the produce out of the landfill and share with your friends and family members. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can[…]

Saturday, March 9th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

According to the article in The Swag, the average American throws away 300 lbs. of food per year, of that 20% of food that the average American buys is never eaten. Reducing food waste by just 15% would be enough to feed more than 25 million Americans every year. As a redistribution program P.O.W.W.O.W.’s vision[…]

Recipe of the Week: Easy Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

Replace your normal potato chips and make your own healthy and delicious alternative using Zucchinis you shop for at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market last week.  Zucchinis contain zero fat, high in water and fiber.  It also contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, C and K, riboflavin, folate and minerals, like potassium and manganese. Easy Oven-Baked Zucchini[…]

Saturday, March 2nd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (16 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Delicious fruits and veggies tomorrow morning with no income or residential qualifications. Contribute $12 and shop for up to 70 lb.s but don’t forget to share with friends and family members. —–Metro Tucson and SO/SE AZ Service Area(s) for Saturday, March 2nd, Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am—– *Amado Pros (@ Longhorn Bar & Grill) – 28851[…]

Education Corner: KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste

Read the KGUN 9 article reporting how Borderlands rescue millions of pounds of fruit and veggies so everyone can eat nutritiously at an affordable cost while curbing food waste. KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste – From Ivan Rodriguez at KGUN 9 To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Recipe of the Week: Farmer’s Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Have your children involved and make it a family affair to prepare a delicious vegetarian meal using varieties you shopped for at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market.  Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and summer squash are also high in vitamin C plus A, B6, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus and potassium. Farmer’s Market[…]

Education Corner: Produce Rescue: Nogales Group Feeds Vulnerable Communities as it Fights Food Waste

Read the Cronkite News’ article and view the video reporting how Borderlands Produce Rescue partners with nonprofit organizations like Arizona State University Tempe Campus, one of three campuses in the Metropolitan Phoenix area hosting the Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste program in food desert areas so vulnerable communities can eat fresh fruits and[…]

Recipe of the Week: The Easy Trick for Keeping Your Avocados Fresh for 6 Months – Really!

Read this article for keeping your avocados fresh for 6 months. The Easy Trick for Keeping Your Avocados Fresh for 6 Months – Really! – from Morgan Cutolo View other delicious and healthy recipes of the week from our previous postings.

Saturday, February 23rd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (13 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

Food waste in landfills is by far the largest source in the waste stream and creates methane gas emissions that is harmful to our environment. Please help us curb the waste and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fresh fruits and veggies sharing with your friends and family with a $12 contribution (no income[…]

Recipe of the Week: The Best Guacamole

Do you want to learn or how to make a delicious guacamole appetizer using avocados you shopped at a P.O.W.W.O.W. market?  As a bonus, you can also learn the best way to store it too.  Avocados are has abundant nutrients in vitamin B5, B6, C, E and K, folate and potassium.  Avocados do not contain[…]

Education Corner: Americans Waste 150,000 Tons of Food Each Day – Equal to a Pound Per Person

Did you know Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day totaling 150,000 tons, with the people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful.  Fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat.  This waste has an environmental impact,[…]

Saturday, February 16th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (11 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Join us to save Mother Earth and shop for up to 70 lbs. of fresh produce sharing with your friends and family with a $12 contribution (no income or residential qualifications) at one of our 11 market locations in the State of Arizona tomorrow morning from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please help us by posting[…]

Education Corner: The Rocket Composter

Read this article from the Food Waste Experts introducing a revolutionary composter called “The Rocket”, designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food services on site.  By recycling these waste on site the need for costly collection and disposal for the waste is eliminated and a useful end product is produced instead. A great[…]

Recipe of the Week: 5 – Minute Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

What a great time to use your tomatoes you shopped from at a previous P.O.W.W.O.W. market and make this simple and creamy vegan recipe that only takes 5 minutes to cook.  Tomatoes are a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene and a great source of vitamin C and K, potassium and folate. 5 –[…]

Education Corner: 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments

Learn the hard truth about the produce at your local supermarket.  From washing all your produce to the “dirty dozen”. 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments from Hannah Doolin at Delish .  To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Recipe of the Week: Easy Acorn Squash Stuffed with Couscous

If you miss eating pumpkin flavored dishes during the holiday, try this simple but sweet recipe using acorn squash.  One squash should be enough for two servings.  Acorns are high in vitamin A, B-6 and C,  folate, and thiamine. Easy Acorn Squash Stuffed with Couscous from Margaret Badore at Treehugger View other delicious and healthy recipes of the[…]

Saturday, February 2nd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Come get your produce tomorrow morning at any of our 15 market locations and be part of curbing food waste. No income or residential qualifications of any kind. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can understand more about our program. ——Metro Tucson and SO/SE[…]

Saturday, February 2nd – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (15 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

According to the ‘food waste pyramid’ ensuring that food is eaten by people is the top priority, it is our right to have access to the abundance of fresh produce offered so it can be kept out of the landfill. Join us and shop at one of our 15 market locations in the State of[…]

Recipe of the Week: Creamy (Vegan!) Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage

Want to try a new flavor in place of your vegan pasta meals using Butternut or Kabocha Squash as one of the main ingredients for this recipe will provide a good source of fiber, potassium and several other key nutrients.    This variety was also offered at last week’s market too. Creamy (Vegan!) Butternut Squash[…]

Education Corner: Fruit Recalled from Walmart, Costco, and Aldi over Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration has posted a recall notice for fresh fruit sold by Walmart, Costco, and Aldi in 18 states over possible listeria contamination.  Luckily Arizona is not included as part of the recall but this article in our Education Corner is a great education tool for everyone to understand how pre-packed[…]

Saturday, January 26th – 2018/19 P.O.W.W.O.W. Produce Season Markets (12 Markets Statewide) – Hours: 8-11am

Stop by one of our P.O.W.W.O.W. markets tomorrow morning for some fruits and veggies. We cannot forget the Furloughed Federal Workers too, remember to bring your federal ID (required) for $6 produce boxes. Please help us by posting your pictures and videos of our markets on social media using #produceonwheelswithoutwaste and #produceonwheels so newcomers can[…]