On Tomatoes, TEDx Talks, and Tweets

Learn more about the aspiring #socialenterprise, @farmtofreezermd through our new twitter account! You can check out our twitter handle @farmtofreezermd, and join the conversation about reducing food waste, nutritious meals for homeless populations, community service, and all other values that Farm to Freezer embodies. We’re excited about all of the conversations we’ll have, and are looking forward to your comments and ideas.

One of our first adventures with our new twitter handle was participating with TEDxManhattan in a tweetchat about our upcoming presentation at TedXManhattan’s Changing the Way We Eat conference  – below are some highlights from the  January 24th chat for you to check out:

TEDxManhattan: To start: Cheryl, What will I learn from your TEDxManhattan talk?
Farm to Freezer: How to start a program that preserves local food to nourish the homeless: food waste, nutrition, community service, #SocEnt

TEDxManhattan: Very cool! What has been the impact  of F2F so far?
Farm to Freezer: In 20 wks, gleaned 5100 lbs. of produce, prepped and froze 1500 lbs of food for meals to feed 2500 homeless
Farm to Freezer: Reduces food waste, provides farmer tax donation, provides healthier meals for homeless, engages community service

Jane Orgel: @FarmtoFreezerMD is really doing their part to fight #foodwaste. What initially drew your attention to this issue?Farm to Freezer: Forty percent of the food grown in this country is wasted – at each link in the food supply chain
Farm to Freezer: Food makes up the largest component of the solid waste in landfills, wastes land, water, and energy to produce food.

TEDxManhattan: What does the future hold for F2F?
Farm to Freezer: Creating new markets for seconds and surplus vegetables and fruit, job training,
Farm to Freezer: Also, providing better nutrition for those who are health compromised and food insecure.

To see the full transcript of the twitterchat, click here! (http://storify.com/TEDxManhattan/chat-with-farm-to-freezer-s-cheryl-kollin?utm_campaign=&awesm=sfy.co_eDEv&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_source=direct-sfy.co&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter)

If you’re interested in attending a local TedXManhattan Viewing Party at Bethesda Green (Bethesda, Maryland), sign up on MEET UP here. If you can’t make it, we’ll be tweeting live from the viewing party – be sure to follow us so you can get the most-up-to-date information on this inspiring event! You can also watch the conference from your computer, either live or recorded at: http://new.livestream.com/tedx/manhattan2013.

With Gratitude
Katie

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