We believe reducing food waste plays a crucial role in protecting our environment.
Hunger and food waste are two problems that can have one solution. Recovering excess available food from local grocers and restaurants and sourcing produce ‘seconds’ from farmers, we provide access to food insecure individuals and families throughout Eagle County, while reducing food waste and the environmental impact of food waste in landfills. Through recycling and composting efforts, we keep more than 5,000 lbs of food materials out of landfills each month. In 2021, 576,000 pounds of food was rescued and redistributed to people throughout our community. We have partnerships with local farmers who feed the food that can no longer be eaten by humans to their livestock and animals. We then compost any other food that is left and that can’t be eaten by animals, contributing to healthier soils in Eagle County. The program is aimed at removing any stigma around food access and food security, while educating customers about sustainable food systems and environmental sustainability.
The Community Market was awarded its Actively Green Certification! Actively Green Sustainable Business Training and Certification program helps make sustainability actionable in day-to-day practices for businesses, groups and individuals. Learn More