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Row Crops in Port Townsend with WSU Jefferson County Extension

21.09.2022 in Row Crops

On the Olympic Peninsula, the majority of gleaning occurs on small to medium scale, diverse vegetable farms, which brings in a great abundance and variety of vegetables. The different kinds of row crop gleans in the second season have included abandoned surplus crops, abandoned damaged…

Culled Produce with WSU Clallam County Extension

30.08.2022 in Culls/ Harvested

“Culling is the sorting or segregation of fresh harvested produce into marketable lots, with the non-marketable lots being discarded or diverted into food processing or non-food processing activities” -Wikipedia           The Clallam County Gleaning Program has a much less formal process for recovering culls compared with Fruit…

Produce Education with WSU Extension Clallam County

29.08.2022 in Education

In order to engage volunteers, it is a good idea to expand their knowledge of local, available produce. New or unusual produce can be featured in the volunteer newsletter. This will encourage volunteers to come to gleaning events that might not otherwise interest them. A…

Fruit Tree Harvest with WSU Clallam County Extension

29.08.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Clallam County has a rich history of home and farm orchards. The tree fruit in the area includes Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Plums, Pears, and Figs. In addition to this tree fruit, Clallam County can grow several nuts, berries, and vegetables. The environmental good fortune of…

Produce Selection with WSU Clallam County Extension

29.08.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

In a location of produce abundance such as Clallam County, finding available produce is not a challenge. Often there is more available than volunteers can pick. Therefore, volunteers should be encouraged to be politely selective about what they harvest and donate. This will ensure that…

Market Recovery with WSU Extension Clallam County

29.08.2022 in Market Recovery

The Clallam County Gleaning Program has partnered with one local farmer’s market to recover market produce and baked goods. This partnership set seed when a volunteer gleaner and avid farmer’s market shopper brought it to the attention of the gleaning coordinator. From there the gleaning…

Gleaning Row Crops with Volunteers of America Western Washington

18.08.2022 in Row Crops

Prior to Glean: Coordinate with farmers. Make a list of info you need from farmers to effectively and efficiently coordinate gleaning events. This includes: type of produce, number of volunteers needed for a 2-3 hours harvest, best hours for farm to have volunteers (some farms…

Cull Gleaning with Thurston County Food Bank

05.08.2022 in Culls/ Harvested

One of TCFB’s big farm donors was mainly supplying culled produce, or produce that had already been harvested. This produce can be anything that was sorted out as un-sellable, such as blemished or misshapen vegetables, produce that was not sold at the market, CSA boxes…