Volunteer Gleanings with AFAC
Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.
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Organizations to Glean With
IONA Senior Services (DC farmer markets) – contact ASteiner@iona.org
Mid Atantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET)
Want to start your own gleaning program? Check out the Food Recovery Network (FRN) Guide to Starting a Gleaning Program
Where to Buy Gleaned Food
Look for these local products made from recovered food, in stores in DC
Social enterprise that makes delicious, healthy, locally sourced snacks. We focus on using produce that would otherwise go to waste and we provide jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated, homeless, or are otherwise disadvantaged.
We make our delicious, nutritious cold-pressed juices with 70-80% recovered fruits and veggies. We turn misfit fruits, veggies, trimmings and tops into delicious cold-pressed juice, fighting food waste in DC and NYC.