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It has become one of GleanKY’s favorite traditions. Every December, after we’ve gleaned as many pumpkins as we can get our hands on, GleanKY volunteers gather to process 100 pumpkins into 100 pumpkin pies. We puree the locally harvested pumpkins, add ingredients donated from a local grocery store, and freeze the pie filling for distribution to our network of agencies just in time for the holidays.   Each year, what | Continue Reading
On May 12, a friend of ours tagged us on Facebook comment. Joel, a farmer in Somerset, had posted a photo of a heap of strawberries, saying how much it bothered him to compost what he didn’t sell, simply because he didn’t have a place to take them.   Strawberries can be a tough thing for us to come by while we’re gleaning, so that Monday we loaded up the van and drove to Pulaski County | Continue Reading
Calling all new volunteers! This winter is a great time of year to see what gleaning is all about. And lucky for you, becoming a gleaner has never been easier! Since our regularly scheduled volunteer trainings have all concluded for the year, interested folks need only to visit our gleaning calendar, sign up for a day that fits their schedule, and let us know that you signed up for your | Continue Reading
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This time of year, as the growing season is winding up, and the holidays are approaching, we’re busy gleaning hardy fall crops from farmers fields and extra food from local grocery stores. Glean when you can, or, if you can make time your calendar, let us know if you want to take on a recurring weekly shift! Take a look at some of the ways you can be involved below: | Continue Reading