FIRST PERSON: JENNY DAWSON

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Rubies in the Rubble founder Jenny Dawson on food waste and running her acclaimed chutney business

“One night – I remember it was absolutely freezing – I decided I would get up at 4am and cycle to New Covent Garden Market at Battersea to have a look. It was amazing: this air hangar bustling with an incredibly diverse group of people from different backgrounds, selling all kinds of fruit and vegetables in huge quantities. As it was winding down, piled up in the waste, I found a pallet with “Kenya” written in big letters on the side. I opened one of the boxes to find mangetout wrapped up like expensive shoes, perfectly edible, all waiting to be thrown. I put masses into my bike basket to take home. We ate so many beans that week.”

Read the rest of this article as it was originally published in the Financial Times Weekend magazine

 

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