If you are registered as a volunteer to glean with us and you receive the Gleaning Trip Alert emails, you may have some idea of how busy we've been lately! It's only the beginning of the apple season, but we've already gleaned 10,000 pounds of them so far (most from Connemara House Farm), plus more than 8,000 pounds of peaches from Dick's Market Garden, Brooksby Farm, Kimball Fruit Farm, and Clearview Farm.
We have also been gleaning typical summer crops like zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, eggplants, and cucumbers. Corn has been coming in slowly so far because it's been a hot and dry summer. We are hoping for more rain for this crop, but in the meantime, peaches are still coming in strong.
With our new, larger capacity box truck, we hope to increase efficiency and organize larger gleaning trips, both in length and number of volunteers. We hope you can continue to help out as we strive to "Leave No Crop Behind"!
Written by Matt Crawford, Lead Gleaning Coordinator