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Positive Impact

Lomi x Lettuce Grow Shared Sustainability Mission

Lettuce Grow | JUNE 1, 2022
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You’ve grown your produce. You’ve whipped up a meal. Now, what to do with all those scraps?

We’ve partnered with Lomi to officially close the loop on food waste. (Hint: There’s compost involved - and it’s never been easier.)

Now, first things first: Let’s start with the Farmstand. After intensive research, our founders concluded that the only way to begin decreasing food waste was to bring food production closer to people - and people closer to production. As the mainstream system stands now, produce travels 1,500 miles in 7-10 days just to reach your grocery store. From there, it could sit on a shelf for another 3-5 days before it’s purchased. Ultimately, nearly 50% of food never makes it to a table for consumption. This comes at both an environmental and financial cost: If we were just able to remove all the waste from produce, we could halve the cost to the consumer!

If the Farmstand begins your homegrown produce’s journey in a very intentional fashion, Lomi’s cutting-edge technology ensures that sustainability doesn’t stop in the kitchen. After all, no matter how much we cut down on land, water, and food waste, there will always be some scraps left after harvesting and cooking. (Think: Peels, stems, and the like.)

That’s where our friends at Lomi come in, with the perfect solution in tow: Fill Lomi with leftovers and approved bio-plastics, then turn waste into nutrient-rich dirt at the touch of a button. You’ll further reduce your carbon footprint, all while creating the soil-amendment of your garden’s dreams. How’s that for the ultimate sustainable kitchen duo?

Catch up on a conversation between Jacob Pechenick, CEO and Co-Founder of Lettuce Grow, and Matt Bertulli, CEO and Co-Founder of Pela, where they discuss problems and solutions around our food systems, the Farmstand, Lomi, and more!