Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gleaning, a way to share

Helping load the goods - click to enlarge
Photo: Robert F Bukaty Bangor Daily News
  Sometimes a farmer grows too many vegetables to market.  It's not uncommon in Maine for a farm to have "too many" in a row crop.  It is especially true with green goods; lettuce, kale or broccoli as examples.
  That's where Gleaners come in; they will pick the remains and take them to a food bank.  In that way the "left-overs" are shared.  It means that something is in a food cupboard that is fresh and not in a can.
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Unloading at the Food Cupboard
Photo: Robert F Bukaty Bangor Daily News

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