Welcome to Food Sustainability 101
What is Food Sustainability?
To us, food sustainability is the key to a long, healthy, and happy life for not only ourselves but our community as well. By practicing environmentally friendly habits, we can limit the negative consequences of the toxic waste that is poisoning our home, our bodies, and our minds.
Why should we practice Sustainable Living?
Because we love the planet we live on! And we want to be our best selves. By making small & simple everyday choices we can help save our planet while also help energize, strengthen, and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. Luckily, healthy living doesn't take as much time or effort as it seems, but it does make a huge impact on our quality of life. Small steps lead to big impact!
What can we do to make a positive impact on the community?
There are plenty of easy, simple, & wonderful things one can do to live sustainably. No stress or special skills required!
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Today We Pledge to Healthy Living
As the South Bay's most unique local food company, we pledge to do what we can to take care of ourselves, our community, and our planet through sustainable food practices. We pledge to use all-natural, organic, and grass-fed ingredients in our food, and to encourage others to self-care by working on developing healthy habits. We pledge to make a positive difference!
Will you pledge with us?
Recycle South Bay Food Company Style with reusable water bottles, coffee cups, straws, utensils, totes, & more!
Responsibly sourced materials mean that what you eat is guaranteed to be better for your body, the Earth, and the animals involved. For example, South Bay Food Company only cooks with all-natural ingredients from local vendors.
Check the Fridge!
Before you order out or go on a grocery run, double check the back of your fridge or pantry for any items about to expire! Rather than letting food go to waste, and possibly into the ocean, why not make it a snack or create a new recipe?
Make a List!
Before you go to the store (and make sure not to go out while hungry!!)! Writing down a list helps keep out the unhealthy snacks that may fall into the cart without thought!
Go Meat Free For a Day!
You don't have to go full time vegetarian in order to deplete your carbon foot print and cleanse yourself of harmful chemicals. Limiting your meat intake (particularly red meat) once a week could make the impact of a lifetime!
Care For Your Compost!
Rather than wasting your fresh veg and fruit remains why not give back to the Earth and compost your leftovers? All you need is a tiny bin or a nearby garden!
Keep Fresh Herbs!
If you don't have time to tend to a garden keep a live plant beneath your kitchen sink window instead! With a little bit of water you can have fresh herbs ready to go for your next meal!
Celebrate Natural Honey!
Save the bees! Rather than swatting them away why not embrace them? Let plastic bottled honey stay on the store shelves and purchase your honey from a local bee keeper or farmers market for the truly sweet stuff! (If you're feeling particularly ambitious, care for a hive of your own!)
Love Your leftovers!
Leftovers aren't waste but a perfect opportunity for a grab-and-go meal! If you're not a fan of leftovers perhaps try adding parts of last night's dinner to lunch in order to spruce it up!
Making sustainable meals easily accessible means you are more likely to choose them over an unhealthy meal! Set yourself up for success by planning ahead!
Learn the Labels!
When picking out food at the store it's often hard to know what's good for you and what contains harmful chemicals. This is why we suggest knowing the labels on the containers so that you feel more comfortable with what you're putting into your body!
Encourage your friends, family, and/or co-workers to practice sustainable living with you! You could work together to maintain healthy habits and keep each other motivated when life gets in the way!
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Why a Plant-Forward Diet Matters
For us, a primarily plant-forward diet isn't about completely cutting meat out of your meals, it's about reducing your meat intake by adding more plant-based foods to your plate. By focusing on this system, your overall health will improve in a variety of ways, such as lowered blood pressure and an increase in cardiovascular health. Eating a plant-based diet also minimizes your carbon footprint, which benefits not only you but your community as well.
Learn the Labels!
Join the Fight Against Single-Use Plastics!
Because what's the South Bay without its beautiful ocean?
Single-use plastics have been created to be used once before being thrown into the trash, trash that will most likely end up in our ocean. South Bay Food Company is making an active effort to encourage the discontinuing of single-use plastics by using glass instead. join our mission and sign up for Our reusable glass container program. Get started by clicking on the link below! By purchasing a glass container or two you are helping us build a healthier planet. Once you are done using them, you can either wash and reuse or leave them outside fo us to pick up on your next delivery date. if you feel like you need a moment outside, feel free to bring them to our container drop off location at the American Legion Redondo Beach.