MISFIT x Baldor / by Ann Yang

Looks like the carrot's out of the bag! WE ARE MAKING MOVES. MISFIT is now officially a partner with Baldor Specialty Foods, the Northeast’s leading distributor of fresh produce.  

Baldor is leading the way in sustainability for produce distributors — the company is working toward zero organic waste from its produce delivery supply chain. To that end, Baldor has implemented a comprehensive plan called SparCs, which offers trim, tops and peelings from the company’s processing facility to MISFITs like us, co-conspirators in the battle for a better food system.

As we know, food waste is all around us but is often out of sight, and out of mind. Food waste can take the form not only of ugly apples and crooked carrots but also of perfectly packaged watermelon cubes made from watermelons that, well, aren't cubes.

These SparCs ("scraps" spelled backwards) are redefining the meaning of the word "waste." As Thomas McQuillan, who is leading Baldor’s sustainability initiatives, puts it, “it is not garbage. It is not waste. We have to stop calling it waste, trim or byproduct. It is food.”

MORE ABOUT BALDOR

Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The company originated as Balducci's fruit stand in Greenwich Village, New York City, in 1946. To this day, they remain committed to their original mission of providing the best quality food and excellent customer service to their customers.