Miriam Stason has recently joined BAG as the new Gleaning Coordinator. Although the idea of gleaning is simple to understand - the coordinating trips to farms, the organizing of volunteers, and the delivering of the produce to pantries - successful management of all the pieces is far more complicated and challenging. She will be working to make the gleaning service we offer to farms as easy and efficient as possible. She will be strengthening our relationships with our partner farms as well as reaching out to new farms.
Miriam graduated from Middlebury College in 2001 and since then has spent time working on small farms in Spain, Costa Rica and Massachusetts. Most recently she was the Farm Manager of a diversified vegetable farm at The Food Project in Lincoln. Currently she also works with Growing for Good in Bedford, installing raised bed gardens in homes and businesses, and she is a board member at Land's Sake Farm in Weston. Miriam is excited to work with farmers, volunteers and food pantries to harvest excess crops and increase all people's access to fresh, delicious produce.