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Market Recovery with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Market Recovery

Spokane Edible Tree Project expanded their produce recovery efforts to include the local farmers’ market in 2017. Twice a week, SETP volunteers arrived at the Spokane Farmers’ Market at closing time to pick up donations from vendors. Here’s how it worked during its inaugural year:…

Produce Recovery with Society of St. Andrew MS

20.12.2022 in Market Recovery

Anywhere where there is an accumulation of food, there is waste, and can result in a need for gleaning! This can occur at a trucking company, farmers market, grocery store, farm, packaging warehouse, and even at produce stands. Anytime produce is accumulated, there can be…

Farmers Market Donations: Yakima Valley Produce Harvest

09.12.2022 in Market Recovery

In 2012, Northwest Harvest piloted a donation booth at the Yakima Farmers Market.  The booth operated as a partnership between Northwest Harvest and a different hunger relief program each week (food bank or meal program).  These organizations, referred to as partner programs, used the opportunity…

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…