2012 Newsletter #15 – 3rd Annual Gleaning Party

Next Sunday we invite you to the farm for our 3rd Gleaning Party, join us in fields at 10am to glean produce for others in our community who are hungry and in need. We’ll harvest and pack until noon and then you can picnic and 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. … click here to read full newsletter