I highly recommend composting. The compost can then become another offering to the land. If you can’t set up even a small composting bin (you can make them out of almost any black plastic container. Then I suggest burying your offerings so that they compost that way (albeit more slowly). My friend Lupa always disagrees with me and thinks that no food should ever be made and not eaten by a mundane animal (person, dog, etc)—but it is a part of the fairy faith and many European traditions to understand the food is not wasted because it is consumed by the spirits, gods, fairies and what you see left is basically for all intents and purposes, feces. It is entirely appropriate to compost this, but not to eat it. In many European traditions it is going to make you sick to eat this remaining offering “poop”, My kemetic friends and my friend Lupa for example follow a different tradition where the spirits enjoy the offering in a different manner—so eating the food is a shared ritual.
What to do with food offerings after?
July 13, 2014 by Sara Star
Got a question relating to offerings..what do you usually do with them after a couple days of sitting on the offering plate? I feel bad throwing them out, but I also don’t always offer “critter friendly” things and don’t want to toss them outside and chance something eating them and getting sick.