This variety is in large part due to the variety of farms that we work with. In 2015, we have kindled over 20 new relationships with farmers in Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties. So far this season, many of these new partner farms have reached out to us to donate their surplus, including: Clearview Farm in Sterling, Medway Community Farm, Powissett Farm in Dover, Stearns Farm CSA in Framingham, Silverwood Organic Farm in Sherborn, Brooksby Farm in Peabody, and Russell Orchards in Ipswich.
New farm relationships, increased capacity, and incredible efforts by volunteers, farmers, and staff to rescue leftover farm crops has lead us to already have gleaned and donated over 100,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit. Here’s hoping to even more in the coming months!
To the Harvest!
Matt Crawford, Lead Gleaning Coordinator