Gleaning

IMG_2009The Vermont Foodbank Gleaning Program organizes groups of volunteers to harvest and gather excess produce or “seconds” from farms. The produce we harvest is often top quality. Other times, the produce might have small blemishes or an irregular shape. This type of food rescue enables the Foodbank to provide delicious, healthy food to Vermonters who might not otherwise have access to local produce.

Each year, we distribute approximately 400,000 pounds of donated, fresh, local produce to 225 food shelves, meal sites and senior centers throughout Vermont!

How to Get Involved

Please register as a gleaning volunteer and we’ll send you email announcements about upcoming gleans.  We understand that you will participate whenever it makes the most sense for you.  Some people make it a routine to glean every week, and others lend a hand once or twice a season. Please bring family and friends – gleaners of all ages are welcome!

Register as a Volunteer

Interested in Learning More? Contact Us.

Michelle Wallace
Director of Community Health and Fresh Food Initiatives
802-477-4125
mwallace@vtfoodbank.org

Andrea Solazzo
Gleaning and Community Outreach Coordinator – Northern Region
802-917-1283
asolazzo@vtfoodbank.org

Genna Williams
Gleaning & Community Outreach Coordinator – Southern Region
802-498-8353
gwilliams@vtfoodbank.org

Thank You, Farmers!

Nearly 80 Vermont farms support the Vermont Foodbank, making sure Vermonters in need have access to fresh produce.

Adam’s Apple Orchard, Williston
Allen Bros Farm Market, Westminster
Allenholm Farm, South Hero
Barber Farm, Jericho
Boyer’s Orchard, Monkton
Bunker Farm, Putney
Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington
Burtt’s Apple Orchard, Cabot
Champlain Orchard, Shoreham
Chapin Orchard, Essex
Circle Mountain Farm, Guilford
Clearbrook Farm, Shaftsbury
Community Harvest of Central Vermont, Montpelier
Cortland Hill Orchard, Brattleboro
Deep Meadow Farm, North Westminster
Deep Root Organic Cooperative, Johnson
Diggers Mirth Collective, Burlington
Dog River Farm, Berlin
Dolly Gray Orchards, Hardwick
Douglas Orchard, Shoreham
Foote Brook Farm, Johnson
Flywheel Farm, East Montpelier
Gibou Gardens, Hardwick
Grebar Farm, East Randolph
Green Mountain Orchards, Putney
Hackett’s Orchard, South Hero
Hall’s Orchard, Isle La Motte
Happy Valley Orchard, Middlebury
Harlow Farm, Westminster
Harvest Hill Farm, Hardwick
Hazendale Farm, Greensboro
High Meadows Farm, Putney
High Mowing Seeds, Wolcott
Holton Farms, Westminster
Intervale Community Farm, Burlington
Jericho Settlers Farm, Jericho
JK Markle Potatoes, St. Albans
Johnson Farm, Putney
Kingsbury Market Garden Farm, Warren
Liberty Orchard, Brookfield
Lilac Ridge Farm, Brattleboro
Mad Tom Orchard, East Dorset
Maplewood Farm, Woodstock
Mendon Mountain Orchard, Mendon
New Leaf Organics, Bristol
Old Athens Farm, Putney
Owl’s Head Farm
Pete’s Greens, Craftsbury
Peaslee’s Vermont Potatoes, Guildhall
Pitchfork Farm, Burlington
Pomykala Farms, Grand Isle
Provender Farm, Cabot
Red Dog Farm, Shaftsbury
Rebop Farm, Newfane
River Berry Farm, Fairfax
Riverside Farm, East Hardwick
Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, Rutland
Salvation Farms, Morrisville
Sanctuary Farm, Morrisville
Scott Farm, Dummerston
Shady Bean Farm, Eden
Shao Shan, East Calais
Shelburne Orchards, Shelburne
Smith Farm, Cabot
Solfresh Farm, Charlotte
Stillmeadow Gardens, Craftsbury
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center
Walker Farm, East Dummerston
Wellwood Orchards, Springfield
West Swanton Orchard, Swanton
Wild Carrot Farm, Dummerston
Williams Farmstead, Rutland
Willing Hands, Norwich
Woodman Hill Orchard, Vergennes
Woods Market Garden, Brandon

Other Ways to Get Involved

IMG_2006We glean with the help of volunteers primarily in the Chittenden County region and the greater Brattleboro area.  Our drivers pick up produce from farms across the state on a regular basis and, on occasion, we glean in other areas when able.   To connect with other gleaning organizations, please contact: