Tada Yasai, Japanese for "free food," is a new website that makes surplus produce available to people at no cost. The produce on Tada Yasai was rejected by grocery stores for its bad looks -- like a bruised apple or an overly scuffed pear. While the produce itself is free, site members must register and pay a shipping fee for their no-cost fruits and veggies.
In addition to giving free produce to consumers, Tada Yasai also lets farmers set up their own pages to interact with potential customers and even sell some produce. Giving farmers a venue to meet and interact with their customers virtually is a great move. Knowing where your food comes from, even if it is free, is key to having a healthy diet.
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