We will be presenting these numbers plus more along with pictures from this past season at our Winter Volunteer Party/Annual Meeting, February 9 in Arlington. Hope to see you there!
As you read, consider listening to the below song by Darkside, an electronic duo from Brooklyn. I find the song’s title, “Paper Trails” to be fitting for this type of work that we accomplish here at BAG in the winter!
1. Kimball Fruit Farm, Pepperell (24,060 lbs.)
2. The Food Project, Lincoln (11,353 lbs.)
3. Verrill Farm, Concord (9,250 lbs.)
4. Dick’s Market Garden, Lunenburg (8,765 lbs.)
5. Gore Place, Waltham (6,325 lbs.)
When ranked by volume, this list is the same except that Verrill Farm and Dick’s Market Garden are swapped, Gore Place is no longer on the list, and an Anonymous Farm is 3rd (260 bushels, 3,408 lbs. of mostly greens).
Top 5 Recipient Agencies, by weight:
1. Food for Free*, Cambridge (35,029 lbs.)
2. Greater Boston Food Bank*, Boston (16,796 lbs.)
3. Medford Community Cupboard (7,335 lbs.)
4. Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Waltham (6,542 lbs.)
5. Helping Hand Food Pantry, Cambridge (5,857 lbs.)
*Indicates agencies which distribute to additional agencies
Top 5 Crops Gleaned, by weight:
1. Apples (39,820 lbs.)
2. Winter Squash (17,175 lbs.)
3. Corn (4,960 lbs.)
4. Cabbage (3,920 lbs.)
5. Kale (2,724 lbs.)
Top 5 Crops Gleaned, by volume:
1. Apples (995.5 bushels)
2. Winter Squash (352 bushels)
3. Kale (227 bushels)
4. Chard (214 bushels)
5. Corn (124 bushels)
To an equally strong Harvest in 2014!
Matt Crawford, Gleaning Coordinator