Stephanie Pohler buys produce from Handsome Harvest Farm's booth at the Tallahassee Farmers Market Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

The holidays are upon us, and food is a major part of the celebration. As we swing into the cooking mode and dive into a surplus of delicious food it is a good time to also contemplate where some of that food ends up.

Did you know that about one-third of food that is produced each year is wasted and never makes it to our forks? That’s equal to about 1.3 billion tons of fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, seafood, and grains that either never leave the farm, get lost or spoiled during distribution, or are thrown away in hotels, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, or home kitchens.

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