New FOOD for Lane County food dehydrator will make the most of fruit harvests

EUGENE, Ore. – When you’re trying to feed the hungry, providing fresh produce is ideal. But fruits and vegetables perish quickly, so Food for Lane County found a solution – they are diving into the realm of food dehydration.

“So this is one way for us to preserve our food and keep it healthy and have all the nutrients remain in it,” said Food for Lane County Executive Director Beverlee Potter.

For years, the nonprofit has made apple sauce from the bounty of the harvest.

“So our new idea is to do fruit roll-ups or fruit leathers with the produce we have in surplus.”


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By Sara Mattison, NBC 16