October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Anne Fraser

County of San Diego

"I will choose to buy more foods and products locally. I plan to visit more farmers markets and maybe grown my own herbs."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 65 This Week
  • 3,938 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    110
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    29
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    46
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    52
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1,023
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    36
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,606
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Anne's Actions

Shopping

Shop More Often

Grocery shop more often, and buy fresh foods in smaller quantities.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

Freeze fruits nearing their end and use in smoothies. You can even try freezing avocados (see Resource)!

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Systems

100-Mile Diet

I'm up for a serious challenge! I will only eat food that has been raised and cultivated within a hundred-mile radius of where I live.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Compost

I will compost my food scraps.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

Rescue limpy produce like leafy greens or carrots by soaking in an ice bath.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Waste Tracking

Food Waste Tracking

Ready. Set. Record!

For each day during the food waste tracking week, record your food waste. This action accepts one entry per day, so be sure to enter one total for food waste across all of your meals, or weigh all of your food waste once at the end of each day. Please use ounces for unit of measurement.

COMPLETED 230
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Eat Before Shopping

Those who grocery shop on an empty stomach spend 64% more than not-hungry shoppers. Resist impulse buys by shopping with a full stomach. Eat a snack or a meal before going grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Eat Me First

I will create an "Eat Me First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Train Like a Chef

I will watch 5 online classes on "Creating a Full Use Kitchen" through the James Beard Foundation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch Save The Food San Diego Videos

I will watch 1 Save the Food San Diego videos.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Food Preservation

Extend the life of your food by trying different preservation strategies like pickling, drying, or jamming. I will try 4 preservation techniques.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Cook From Snout to Tail

Utilize all parts of an animal. I will try 1 snout-to-tail recipes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Repurpose Leftovers

Give leftovers a new life! For example, use leftover rice to make fried rice. I will try a recipe that repurposes leftovers 1 times.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Veggie Scrap Stock

Store vegetable scraps in your freezer and use them to make veggie stock. I will make this recipe 5 times.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Swap This for That

Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Check this list to find the best substitutes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Systems

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farmers market to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Bananas

To keep bananas from browning quickly, break up the bunch and separate. Don’t store bananas with apples, which speed up ripening. If the stems came covered in plastic wrap, do not remove the plastic until ready to eat as this will slow the release of ethylene gas. I will properly store 4 bananas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Veggie Snacks

Place cut carrots and celery in jars filled with water to keep them fresh, crisp and easy to grab for up to a week. I will properly store 2 veggie snacks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Potatoes

Store potatoes with an apple to avoid early sprouting. Keep them away from onions and in a cool, dark place. I will properly store 1 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Nuts

Without the shell, nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans can stay in the freezer for 2 years or more. Pack into tinted zip-top freezer bags and freeze. I will properly store 1 bags of nuts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Berries

To keep berries fresh, place them on top of a paper towel in a sealed container to absorb excess moisture and reduce chances of molding. I will properly store 1 packs of berries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Herbs

Store fresh herbs just like cut flowers in a jar with 1-2 inches of water and covered with a plastic bag to maintain moisture. For woody or hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives, arrange lengthwise on a damp paper towel, rolled up, then sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. I will properly store 3 herbs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food Systems

Locally Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food Systems

Stay Connected

Sign up for the San Diego Food System Alliance Newsletter to stay up to date on what's happening in the region

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 1 leafy greens.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Avocados

Allow green, unripe avocados to ripen on the counter, then transfer to the refrigerator. Once cut, keep the pit in and rub with lemon or oil to reduce browning. I will properly store 2 avocados.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Apples

Store apples up to 7 days on the counter, then move them to the refrigerator. Keep them away from bananas and avocados as they speed ripening. I will properly store 6 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Anne Fraser 9/16/2020 8:11 PM
    Just finished a 6 week trek, walking everyday and focusing on recycling, saving and mindfulness. Loved it!


  • Anne Fraser 3/08/2020 3:15 PM
    My husband and volunteered to pick fruit for San Diego's food secure one Saturday for ProduceGood. Such fun and good people. The volunteers were so enthusiastic. We will definitely do it again!


  • Anne Fraser 2/20/2020 6:20 PM
    This weekend we will start composting! So excited to start!

  • Anne Fraser 2/04/2020 6:31 PM
    I just signed up to volunteer to pick fruit for the San Diego Food Bank. So excited to help out.

  • Anne Fraser 1/31/2020 12:22 PM
    Going to the Farmer's Market this weekend!


  • Anne Fraser 1/27/2020 8:14 PM
    I tried egg whites for the first time today. I made a scramble with spinach, kale, mushrooms and onions and made enough for a week, so I can bring it for breakfast everyday!