What Is Upcycling

Outcast upcycling gives misfit food a second chance to become perfect. Hundreds of millions of tons of produce are just tossed into the dump because they aren’t aesthetically pleasing enough to be sold. 

At Outcast, we know that it’s what’s inside that counts and that beauty is subjective. So, we take all the misfit or imperfect produce buddies that were destined for the trash and turn them into perfect superfoods. 

Food Waste Problem

Rescuing our produce buddies does more than keeping your nutrition on point, it’s helping to save the planet. 780 million tons of fruit and vegetables are tossed from farms and grocers every year. Sure, produce can compost if it has enough air but with a lack of oxygen, our little produce buddies become mad and release methane gas. All those millions of tons of angry, little produce buddies account for a lot of greenhouse gas emissions. This is a major problem for our food supply chain and an even bigger one for the planet.

How It Works

We work with local farms, food manufacturers and grocers and use our patent-pending sustainable technology to dehydrate all their rejected, irregular, and past date surplus fruits and vegetables. Dried whole food powders are used in a variety of products from pet food, soups, protein powders, baby food, and cosmetics.

This dramatically reduces food waste, supports local communities and workers, and allows us to put nutrient dense, long shelf life products back into local and national markets for consumers to enjoy. 

Why Buy From Us

We work with some of the biggest consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in the world, like frozen fruit and vegetable companies because they know it is important for food supply and the environment to upcycle surplus food. Outcast also works with farms, large and small and local food producers to help alleviate their burden of misfit produce or waste. Buying from us means you support local farms and workers and environmental sustainability. 

Meet The Founders

TJ Galiardi is our CMO and is a former NHL forward. He is a Dartmouth College alumni and played for the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, and Winnipeg Jets. TJ loves all things alternative.

Dr Darren Burke is our CEO and has a PhD in Exercise Physiology. He is a former professor and widely recognized as an expert in the development and testing of supplements for human clinical trials. DB loves all veggie burgers and pumping the beach weights.