“I love to help people get the fruits and veggies they need to survive. Good nutrition is key to a good, healthy life. I love to visit the farms and the farmers who keep this project possible. I love to learn how things grow. I'm happy to volunteer!” - The Gleaning Project volunteer
It was truly an amazing week. From engaging new and experienced volunteers on in field gleans, to preserving 25 quarts of pickles, to marveling at the bounty of PA produce in August, we did it all! The best part? We had a record number of 87 pennies pledged by donors for each of the 21,471 pounds of fresh, local produce we gleaned this past week.
Read on for the types of produce we gleaned, pictures, and our wonderful grower donors.
In Adams County…
we gleaned 13,170 pounds of apples, blackberries, cucumbers, jalapenos, kale, onions, peaches, potatoes, spaghetti squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini, and more.
Adams County Growers
Clumpton Craft Farm
Tuckey Fruit Farm
Adams County Community Gardens & Backyard Gardeners
Ag Center Garden
Fred and Joan Horak
James Gettys Garden
Peggy Keating Butler
& many more anonymous gardeners!
In Franklin County…
we gleaned 8,301 pounds of apples, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, herbs, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and more!
Franklin County Farms and Gardens
78 Acres Greendale Orchards
Bender Farms Greg Wenzloff
Bending Bridge Farm Harvest Hills
Benedict’s Produce Farm Jim and Marcia Whitmore
Cheesetown Produce Farm Letterkenny Township Garden
Country Creek Produce Farm McFerran Farms
Dave and Lark McClure Penn National Garden
Dickinson College Farm St. Lukes
Emily Kriner Star Hollow Farm
Falling Spring Fruit Farm Tom Martin
Foot of the Mountain Farm Tom Sabo
Fulton Farm at Wilson College
A huge thank you to all the farms, gardens, and backyard gardeners who donated produce to us over the week. Please remember to support our local growers when shopping for produce this Fall.
Thank you to each and every person who contributed to our penny-per-pound fundraiser by volunteering, pledging a penny, or donating produce. We feel so lucky to do this work each and every day, and we are grateful to work alongside such caring, hardworking, incredible people in our community. The 19,000 families and seniors we serve are so grateful for the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available to them.
“The Gleaning Project gives to the community & grows a community. The Gleaning Project makes giving easy & fun. We get to see it in action & be a part of the action. Thank you!” -The Gleaning Project Volunteer