This week on We Dig Plants, Alice Marcus Krieg is once again by herself interviewing Matthew Reich, the Vice President of City Harvest. City Harvest is a food rescue organization that saves surplus food from restaurants, retailers, and farmers and donates them to food pantries and soup kitchens all across the five boroughs. Tune in to learn about the food supply chain, and how much food is often wasted in all steps of the food production process. Hear how City Harvest has built relationships with farmers all across the country! Hear how City Harvest has geared up after Hurricane Sandy, and hear about how the Groundworks, Inc. garden fared in the storm. This episode has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“In addition to food we rescue from restaurants, supermarkets, etc. – we have farmers who deliver food to us from all over the United States… about 50% of the food we ship out is fresh fruit and vegetables.” [5:45]

“Surplus food exists in every part of the food supply chain- manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers- they all have surplus food.” [8:45]

Matthew Reich on We Dig Plants