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Rustic Tomato Galette

Rustic Tomato Galette

For this recipe we are using heirloom tomatoes and neufchatel cheese, but you can try it with zucchini, thinly sliced beets or potatoes, or even caramelized onions instead. You could also swap the neufchatel cheese for feta, goat cheese, or cashew spread. Make it your own and wow your family at your next gathering!

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Meal Planning - The Ultimate Way to Reduce Waste

Meal Planning  - The Ultimate Way to Reduce Waste

Meal planning is one of the best ways to reduce both your packaging waste and your food waste. Plus, it will also save you money!

Without a meal plan, we often need to make a last minute dash to the store, grabbing overly packaged ingredients (instead of buying bulk or package-free) and wasting precious time. Or, when we have no idea what we could possibly make for dinner at the end of the day, we resort to expensive take-out options. Then, the veggies and fruits you thought you might use at the beginning of the week end up going bad in the fridge. This cycle can feel overwhelming and complicated. EVERYONE has been there.

The good news is, fall is the perfect time to start meal planning as we get back into routine. And we’ve got tons of tips to help you get there.

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How Jarr Reduces Waste Throughout The Supply Chain

How Jarr Reduces Waste Throughout The Supply Chain

We often receive questions from our customers about how we handle packaging waste from our suppliers. We love these questions because it means our customers are thinking deeply about where their products come from and the impact these products are having on our planet—all the way through the supply chain.

At Jarr, we are passionate about reducing waste in the world which means not only do we care about helping you reduce your household waste by providing you with returnable packaging, but we are also passionate about reducing waste in all aspects of what we do. This consideration impacts which suppliers we are willing to work with and how we work with them. If there is a supplier who can bring us their products with no packaging waste they automatically become our first choice.

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Package-Free Rhubarb Oat Crumble

Package-Free Rhubarb Oat Crumble

Package-Free Rhubarb Oat Crumble: We love this time of year as more local produce becomes available. And, it's even better when you can turn local produce into a package-free treat, perfect for meals on the deck or cozy in the kitchen on a rainy spring day. We think rhubarb, bubbling with brown sugar and oats wafting through the house has got to be one of the best smelling things ever. Topping Ingredients: 1 cup of unbleached white flour  1 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. salt 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) cold unsalted...

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How to Reduce Waste in 2021

How to Reduce Waste in 2021

I love a good new year, new month, new moon, (whatever the excuse) to zero in on a fresh start. In fact, every day can be a fresh start and I find a sweet joy in that. As we move out of notorious 2020 into a kinder 2021, that call to start new feels especially strong. So, let's start again and renew our commitment to our planet as we move into this new year. 

While 2020 was a challenging year for most of us, Jarr took it's first breaths this year with the intention to help make package-free living more convenient for people at home. We continue to pledge to make it easier and easier for you as we grow in 2021 and beyond.

So, what will it take to reduce waste in 2021 and make it more convenient for us all? We are here to help! Here are six steps to reducing your household waste:

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