flarenut (flarenut) wrote,

Pretty cool local stuff

From farm to foodbank
In the past three years, Salvation Farms has gleaned more than 88,000 pounds of apples, beets, carrots, chard, collards, kale, green beans, garlic scapes, fennel, cucumbers, potatoes, winter and summer squash – more than 40 crops in all. Some farms are gleaned on a regular schedule. Other farmers call when they have a crop they want gleaned to avoid tilling it under.

There are plenty of people who could use the food, and it saves the foodbanks from trucking stuff in. Be interesting to see how it scales up, and whether the farmers get anything out of it other than a warm feeling...

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