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Lexington Gleaning Opportunities In August
Jul 28, 2017 by Jordan Engel

This time of year is peak growing season, and it’s also a time when many of our volunteers happen to be out of town on vacation. That means that we need gleaners more than ever to help make sure that fresh produce in Lexington isn’t going to waste, and is helping to feed our neighbors. Check out some of the ways you can be involved below:


Grocery Stores

Some of the grocery stores you can help glean in Lexington this month include:

  • Mondays at 10am: Glean Lucky’s Market and deliver to Moveable Feast and Embrace Church.
  • Mondays at 3pm: Glean Fresh Market and deliver to Lighthouse Ministries
  • Tuesdays at 10am: Glean Whole Foods and deliver to the Family Care Center.
  • Tuesdays at 12pm: Glean Henderson’s (at Main and Ashland)
  • Wednesdays at 2pm: Glean Fresh Market and deliver to Main St Baptist Church
  • Thursdays at 10am: Glean Lucky’s Market and deliver to Lexington Market East End.
  • Thursdays at 10am: Glean Whole Foods and deliver to the Ballard-Griffith Towers.
  • Fridays at 10am: Glean Whole Foods. Drop-off location TBA.


This list might change as more volunteers sign up to glean. For an up-to-date listing of all our gleaning opportunities, and to register yourself to glean, check out our listing on SignUp.com.


Farmers’ Markets

  • Tuesdays at 3pm: Glean the Lexington Farmers Market (at Maxwell and Broadway). Drop-off location TBA.
  • Sundays at 1:45pm: Glean the Lexington Farmers Market (at Southland Dr). Bring your friends! No vehicle necessary!


You can sign up to glean at the farmers’ markets here.



The best way to stay updated about farm gleaning opportunities is join the Rapid Response Team. You’ll get a text message or email whenever a farmer asks us to come glean their farm (typically with 24 to 48 hours notice), and if you’re free at that time, let us know. We may even be able to coordinate carpooling to and from the farm. To join the Rapid Response Team, contact Jordan (information below).


Questions? Email Jordan, GleanKY’s Fayette County Coordinator, at jordan@gleanky.org or call/text 859-444-4769.

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