Answer a few questions to discover your produce personality. Why? Because thousands of pounds of slightly imperfect fruits and vegetables make their way to landfills every day, even though they’re just as nutritious and delicious (and dare we say cuter?) than their flawless counterparts.
Sunrise. I like to be the first one to the store.
The day new coupons are released. Duh!
5:30 p.m. so I can decide what’s for dinner on the spot.
20 minutes before the store closes. I work best under pressure.
Sample day. I’m a sucker for a free meal.
Every day! I would sleep there if they’d let me.
20 lbs = the average food waste produced per American per month
40% = the amount of all food produced in the U.S. that is wasted
$1 billion = the amount spent yearly to dispose of food waste
1/3 = the amount food waste that could be reduced in schools by extending lunch periods from 20 to 30 minutes
$2,275 = the average value of food wasted per year per household
26% = the amount of produce that is wasted in the U.S. before it even reaches the grocery store shelves
You have traditional values and you’re cautious and thoughtful when it comes to change. You’re neat, committed and thrifty, and you keep a small and close-knit group of friends to whom you are utterly loyal. You exercise a great deal of control in all situations and rarely interrupt or insult others, which is why your friends often come to you for advice.
You’re a straight talker, realistic and independent. You side with logic and history over emotion and romance. You’re a leader and a quick thinker, often good under pressure. The things and people you choose to surround yourself with bring quality and value to your life—and if they don’t, you don’t keep them around for long. You have good hand-eye coordination, you’re a hard worker, and you have a vision of the way things should be.
You bend over backwards to help others learn new things and achieve that “aha” moment. You’re a good teacher and love to find a common understanding among a group of people. You have the ability to hear the unspoken words that others are trying to say. You’re insightful, intelligent and, though you’re not the loudest person in the room, everyone values what you have to share.
You’re sensitive, kind and sympathetic to the situations and feelings of others. You sometimes feel pulled in many directions at once and can become overwhelmed with emotion and concern, but ultimately it’s your heart that guides you. You recognize that life is not just a bowl of cherries, but it’s not the pits either. You’re sometimes discouraged, but you can always find the silver lining in any situation.
You often play devil’s advocate just because you love a good debate. You’re both fair and tough, levelheaded and excitable, composed and curious. It’s not that you don’t have strong opinions, but you’re open-minded even when disagreeing with others. Some say you have a split personality, but you would describe it as deep and multi-faceted, like a fine red wine.
You’ve achieved that elusive entity that others are searching for: balance. You’re more self-aware than most people, which is why others may sometimes perceive you as harsh or opinionated. But you just know what you like and what brings you happiness—and you work hard to keep those things in your life. You value alone time so you have space to gather your thoughts and center on your life’s goals.
You tend to be quiet and serious, yet sensitive and kind. You avoid conflict and shy away from potentially tense situations. You have extremely well-developed senses and an intrinsic appreciation for beauty (even the beauty in ugly fruits and vegetables!). You’re not interested in leading others, but you aim to inspire them through creativity, flexibility and how you react to unfortunate circumstances. You live in the moment.