Growing your own fruit and vegetables is all the rage. Yet, not everyone knows what to do with a bumper crop. To help process nature’s bounty on-site, Naomi Bijlefeld designed a special hand-operated processing machine that removes soil, unwanted leaves and peels, while also slicing the fruit and vegetables into pieces to prepare them for immediate use in the kitchen or storage. Excess vegetation can be recycled where it is needed most; as compost in the garden. Bijlefeld was inspired by her own childhood experiences with kitchen gardens: “Where I grew up, everyone had a big vegetable garden, that was the norm.”
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