Farm to fit The nutritious ready-to-eat food delivery service supports not only your good health, but also the planet Earth. Farm to Fit provides nutritious prepared meals that incorporate regional and seasonal Northwest ingredients while reducing the company’s environmental impact.
Scott Brown, co-founder of Farm to Fit, says the company offers several menus fresh, healthy meals prepared by a chef in your home. Most dishes are ready to be reheated quickly in the oven or microwave, while others, such as salads, can be eaten immediately. At the same time, Brown says Farm to Fit has implemented several steps to reduce its carbon footprint, offset its plastic footprint and reduce food waste.
It’s a win-win for your health and the planet.
Farm to Fit provides healthy food
First, the food. Farm to Fit menus are seasonal, constantly changing and adapt to different lifestyles. Brown says they currently offer some nice green salads, but the bounty is knocking on their door, and they’ll be getting a lot more cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, carrots, sweet corn and summer squash.
Menus change every 10 to 12 weeks to ensure variety, freshness and seasonality. Farm to Fit offers nutritious low-calorie meals as well as diabetic-friendly, gluten-intolerant, low-carb, plant-based, Keto, Paleo and Whole30 meals. meal plan options.
Farm to Fit delivers to Thurston County on Mondays and Thursdays. You can easily order as few as 3 or up to 21 weekly breakfasts, lunches and dinners from 500 different dishes.
Farm to Fit reduces carbon footprint
Farm to Fit not only focuses on delivering nutritious meals to maintain your well-being, but is also committed to improving the health of the planet. “That’s been a problem for us from day one,” Brown says. “The problem is how do we deliver the meals in an environmental way. This is our goal and our intention, plus the reality of the cost to do so has been there from the start.
A study 2019 have shown that ready-to-eat meal delivery plans have a lower carbon footprint than grocery shopping. As part of its sustainable practices and guided by Eco trust, Farm to Fit has built its own commercial kitchen in Portland and continues to develop innovative methods to minimize its carbon footprint. “They came and did an audit,” Brown said of Eco Trust. This audit prompted environmentally friendly lighting, planning for the switch from gas to electricity and the use of solar energy on the road. Brown also says his company now buys electric cars for food deliveries.
Closes to fit offset plastics
It’s no secret that plastics have a negative impact on our environment. Have you heard of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age? The pervasive impact of plastics on our health and our planet has prompted some scientists to call our current era and our future fossils the “The age of plastic.”
Brown says Farm to Fit is researching methods that will have a positive effect on this problem. He says the challenges of alternatives to food plastics include cost effectiveness and finding non-plastic containers that can protect and transport food safely. “There is no perfect product yet,” he says. “Consumers are demanding sustainability, and everyone is watching.”
Meanwhile, he says, Farm to Fit has coordinated with three companies to reduce the impact of plastics.
First, firm to fit in partnership with reuse global, a company that helps businesses and individuals offset their plastic footprint. Then Farm to Fit joined CARP India, a social enterprise that employs and empowers plastic waste collectors and processors. Farm to Fit donates a percentage of every product purchased to fund the collection of low-value plastic waste from oceans and landfills. And since July, Farm to Fit has been using Denton Plasticsa family business that helps recycle plastics.
Food delivery reduces food waste
About 108 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States each year, about 40% of all food in the country. Food waste doesn’t just mean that seeds, pesticides, fuel and water have been used unnecessarily, food waste produces methane in landfills.
Brown says her company’s food waste reduction is a success because her entire management team is on board. “We’ve always been aware of that,” he says. Brown says Farm to Fit has achieved its goal of reducing its waste by 50% by refining recipes so they don’t make too much of a dish, improving inventory methods so quantities purchased are more accurate, using leftovers and donating extra food to nonprofits.
Firm to fit
5411 NE Portland Highway, Portland