Ever wonder what happens to the produce not sold at your Farmers’ Market? Many markets have a tradition of providing much of the produce that doesn’t sell and can’t be stored to organizations that work on food access. But how does it get to them? Volunteers, of course.

Bread for the City has a few open slots for gleaning at Farmers’ Markets. Gleaning at Farmers’ Markets helps provide fresh fruit and vegetables to their clients and reduces food waste. The available dates and times are:

October 23: 11:30am-3:30pm or 4-6pm
October 30: 11:30am-3:30pm

If you are interested contact Megan at mcairns_(at) More information is on the Glean for the City website. And if you can’t make it this time, there’s always next year, or the wonderful film The Gleaners and I you can catch on Netflix.

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