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Dec 07, 2016 by GleanKY
Before Lucky’s Market opened its doors to the Lexington public, GleanKY was working to build a relationship with this growing network of groceries out of Boulder, CO. Marketing themselves as “organic for the 99%” Lucky’s Market is committed to making fresh, healthy food accessible to everyone. Almost immediately, they were on-board with our mission to redistribute their excess produce to those in the Lexington community who couldn’t otherwise access their grocery. | Continue Reading
Dec 01, 2016 by GleanKY
On June 17th, 2010, friends gathered at the Lexington Farmers Market to glean for the very first time. That day, a partnership was formed that would forever change the work of those farming and feeding in Central Kentucky.   Over the course of that first summer, farmers learned they no longer had to haul unsold produce back to their farms or plow under their harvest at the end of the | Continue Reading
Sep 09, 2016 by GleanKY
GleanKY has seen many milestones in my 2 year tenure as Executive Director: hiring our first full time employee, hiring our second and third, moving into our first office space, outgrowing our first office space, holding our first volunteer orientation, forming our first Chapter, receiving our first large grant award. Most of these milestones aren’t sexy. They’re the result of hours of work by our board, our staff, and our | Continue Reading
Burgers & Beats is a cookout-style event held at Wallace Station, and is GleanKY’s biggest annual fundraiser. In years past, it has helped us raise over 10% of our annual budget, and this year we hope to raise an even larger portion of our budget – somewhere between 15 and 20 percent. With the event just over a week away, I thought it’d be nice to give you a handful | Continue Reading
May 24, 2016 by GleanKY
GleanKY collects excess produce at the Lexington Farmers’ Market every Sunday and at the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market every Saturday.  Come join us and help provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables for the food-insecure of Lexington.  Click the image above to sign up to volunteer!