The United States is the global leader in food waste. 40% of all food in this country is wasted — 80 billion pounds a year. Most ends up in landfills, where it produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas 28 to 36 times as potent as carbon dioxide.

At Mississippi Market, sustainability is a driving value. We strive to empower our community to make choices that help sustain our planet and aim to be a source of local, sustainable products and education about food-related issues. Join us in participating in a month of food waste awareness whether you join us as we compete in Ramsey County’s Stop Food Waste Challenge team or simply try out a few new ways to prevent food waste in your home kitchen, we invite you to raise awareness in your own household and beyond.