Gleaning at Quail Hill Farm

July 11, 2023
Quail Hill Farm

This year’s Quail Hill Farm crew is pleased to welcome the community to a series of Sunday gleaning events, which began this past Sunday, July 9th. 


Gleaning is the act of clearing excess food from the fields for the purpose of redistribution and has been a principal aspect of agriculture for thousands of years. Farms are undoubtedly bound to have excess, but there is a lot of power and potential in harvesting that excess and delivering it to outlets where it can be used and appreciated. This process marries values of actively combating food waste with increasing food access and justice in our community.

The Springs Food Pantry provides food to over 1300 people every week, and they are only one of many pantries on the East End. We have intentions to continue and strengthen our relationship with them by distributing more food this season than ever before! We invite you to start coming out with friends and family on Sunday mornings to share space, help harvest, and give back to your community. The 2023 crew are volunteering their time in order to establish this program, and we are looking for volunteers from the community to make it a sustainable undertaking. Many hands make light work, and we’d love to harvest with you!

Gleaning runs Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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