The end o’ the tomatoes & The many miles of spaghetti sauce

The tomatoes are winding down- what an amazing harvest this year. But onward! Calculating the distance food travels is a great science & math activity. It gives us an idea of how small choices can have big impacts, especially over large amounts of time. This activity of listing the ingredients in pasta sauce and coming up with a mileage amount really shows how corrupt and unsustainable our food system is. To top it off, we made Orca spaghetti sauce and the idea really hit home. Local food is better for us and the environment.


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