Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Gleaning Day is Sunday September 22nd

Gleaning kale for the food bank

We invite you to the farm for our 4th annual Gleaning Party. Join us in fields at 10am to glean produce for others in our community who are hungry for fresh, nutritious produce and may not have the means to buy it.

We’ll harvest and pack until noon, then you can picnic & play in the Children’s Garden!

Gleaning is near and dear to our hearts, and our mission – working in perishables we have A LOT of produce that isn’t up to our standards to sell or pack in your boxes. It may be too small; misshapen; nearing the end of it ‘freshness date’; or have too much evidence of hungry bugs (it is organic after all). But these crops are still quite tasty and nutritious. So before crops get tilled into the soil (giving back its nutrients to feed the next crop) we plan on gleaning what we can between 10 and noon, and ship it off to the food bank. In order to get a lot of produce we need A LOT of hands, so please join us on Sunday. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the Children’s Garden after a couple of hours of rewarding work.

This is will be our 4th year hosting a gleaning party. We farm to feed people, as many people as we possibly can, and Sunday will be a celebration of that.

If you would like to join us, please lettuce know by emailing farmers@oxbow.org

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