The Thanksgiving Compost Pile, a Lowkey Joy of the Season

11/21/2022 in
The Thanksgiving Compost Pile, a Lowkey Joy of the Season

Over the Turkey Day break, things start to amass: food that needs to be cooked, cleaning that needs to be done, family that needs to be entertained. This year, reduce some of that stress by enjoying the simple pleasure of a Thanksgiving compost pile. 

Set aside a bowl or a bin near your cooking station and, as you work your way through the kitchen, watch those food scraps gather. Foodies say you can tell a lot about a cooking project by the compost it produces, with a varied selection of organic waste acting as a shadow of the powerful meal to come. In other words, if your compost pile looks tasty on its own, your meal is about to be a real hit. 

Holiday cooking, with its ample use of veggies and endless quantities of turkey leftovers, naturally produces lots of compostable tidbits. Let that compost pile grow as you cook and cook and cook. Revel in the sense of accomplishment it represents! Then bring them to one of the Downtown Alliance’s self-serve compost bins, available 24/7. Doing so will ensure the remaining bits get put back into the earth, saving on landfill emissions and helping grow more food for the future. 

Even if you aren’t working over a hot stove this year and instead are picking up a to-go spread from any of our restaurants’ delicious Thanksgiving offers, you can still compost the leftovers. And you’ll still get that same sense of ecological accomplishment, without the stress of actually cooking. 

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