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Culls for Community: Yakima Valley Produce Harvest

08.12.2022 in Culls/ Harvested

Northwest Harvest’s Culls for Community program utilizes commercial growers’ existing disposal systems to recover edible but unmarketable produce (culls) in large quantities.  Commercial farms typically sort produce in the field or in the packing shed to avoid accruing costs by shipping unmarketable produce to their…

Tabling with City Fruit

30.11.2022 in General/ Logistics

Written by Vera-Camille Ingressa, Fundraising and Development Specialist VISTA. Tabling is just like it sounds: laying information about an organization out on a table, sitting behind it, distributing that information, and answering questions. Simple enough, but why do it? Tabling is a good way to…

Using Events for Fundraising with City Fruit

30.11.2022 in Development

Written by Vera-Camille Ingressa, Fundraising and Development Specialist VISTA. Through fundraising and development, work is an ongoing priority, City Fruit does a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to supplement these efforts. Three are GiveBig, a giving drive held in spring, City Fruit Celebrates,…

Procurement for a Silent Auction with City Fruit

29.11.2022 in Development

Written by Vera-Camille Ingressa, Fundraising and Development VISTA. Running a silent auction is a great way to raise funds for an organization. Though similar to a regular auction, this option reserves a nice set of possibilities that are less simple to pull off live. Silent…

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…