The Lemon Lady

One of our writers for The Heirloom Gardener brought Anna Chan to my attention. I can’t wait to have Sue Capella work out an interview with her. Anna is doing an awesome work of distributing food to the hungry by saving excess fruit and veggies from spoiling! Instead of letting fruit rot on the ground or allowing it to be disposed of at the end of  farmer’s markets she collects the excess for those who are in need.

As we come to the end of the year, and we start pondering our new year’s resolutions, how to better ourselves ect. it might be worth looking beyond the mirror and opening our heart to others. It’s amazing what one person can do to make the world a better place.

Check out this video and news story about Anna Chan, The Lemon Lady
http://cbs5.com/jeffersonawards/Jefferson.Awards.Chan.2.1360119.html

Or, check out Anna’s blog: www.thelemonlady.blogspot.com

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One Response

  1. I am glad someone is doing this. There is so much wasted produce out there, when it could be used to feed the hungry.

    $300,000,000,000 (three hundred billion dollars) worth of food is wasted annually in the U.S. alone. Produce, especially. I have seen tomatoes lying around rotting because they fell before someone could pick them. And if you drive along the backroads of Sonoma County, California (Sebastopol area) during the autumn months, you will see tremendous amounts of APPLES lying on the ground. Perfectly good, Gravenstein apples.

    It’s just absurd.

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