At various points during the growing season, farms can have produce in the fields that they aren’t able to harvest. Gleaning volunteers harvest and distribute the produce, free of charge, to 20 different organizations: senior centers, school cafeterias, low-income housing residents, and programs providing meals and groceries to those in need.
In 2011 and 2012 we rescued a total of 45,000 pounds of delicious, nutritious, locally grown food!
Experience the joy of working on some of the most beautiful farms in the Northeast… join us for a morning harvest or help deliver, and bring home some fresh veggies for your dinner! No experience required: we provide tools and advice for the harvest; most gleans last about 2 hours.
Regular weekly gleans happen August through November on Tuesdays at 9:30am, with others scheduled on short notice. For locations and details, sign up for Harvest Alert emails or follow us on Facebook.
Do you have extra produce from your garden or fruit tree? We will gladly send a knowledgeable volunteer or two to collect the produce and give it to those in need.
To learn more or make a contribution, contact Program Coordinator, Jamie O’Gorman: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-687-9603.
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors, Donors and Participating Farms:
- The Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation
- Laurie David
- The Lurie Family Foundation
- Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard
- Morning Glory Farm
- Whippoowill Farm
- Martha’s Vineyard Organics
- North Tabor Farm
- Slip Away Farm
- Tiasquin Orchard
- Bayes-Norton Farm