Spring Gleaning

We’re always offering ways for people to get involved in improving food choices for low-income people. Remember one person can make a difference.  So…have you gleaned lately?

Historically, gleaning is the process of harvesting leftover crops from farms. In an urban context, it’s generally the gathering of excess produce on plants in the city. The goal is to harvest before it falls to the ground and rots. This unused produce from private and public trees is taken to food banks and other organizations that feed the hungry — providing low-income people with access to fresh fruit and vegetables. There are a number of websites, individuals and other groups organizing people to gather produce. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some of those groups, in some of our network areas. Let us know about any others we should add. And, if you’ve got extra fruit or vegetables, donate it!  Waste not…

NATIONWIDE

http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com

http://www.veggietrader.com

AZ

http://www.iskashitaa.org

CA (Updated 8/12)

http://www.forageoakland.blogspot.com

http://www.villageharvest.org
http://www.veggietrader.com

http://www.northberkeleyharvest.org

http://www.sfglean.org

http://www.spiralgardens.org

http://www.socalharvest.org

http://www.fallenfruit.org

http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com

http://foodforward.org/ (NEW! 8/12)

DC

http://www.midatlanticgleaningnetwork.org/

FL

http://www.philanthropicks.org/

HI

http://waste-not-want-not.org/

http://www.goglean.org/?q=node/3

ID

http://www.backyardharvest.org/

IL

http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com

IN

http://www.hhfoodbank.org/glean.htm

http://www.veggietrader.com

KY

http://home.insightbb.com/%7Eigrowfood/LUGN/

MA

http://www.earthworksboston.org,

http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/

MD

http://www.midatlanticgleaningnetwork.org/

ME

http://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/htmpubs/4301.htm

MN

http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com

NM

http://www.fallenfruit.org

NY

http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com

OR

http://www.neighborhoodharvest.org/roguevalley

http://www.portlandfruit.org

TX

http://www.gleantexas.org

http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com

http://www.veggietrader.com

VA

http://www.midatlanticgleaningnetwork.org/

VT

http://www.vermontfoodbank.org/our_programs/gleaning_program/page846/

WA

http://www.cityfruit.org

http://www.solid-ground.org/Programs/Nutrition/FruitTree

http://www.gleanit.org

WI

http://viroquafood.coop/viroqua-food-coop-blog/?Tag=Gleaning+Project

USDA

http://www.usda.gov/news/pubs/gleaning/appc.htm

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