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Every Wednesday in July, I set up shop in a different city in Central Kentucky and got to know what gleaning means to communities across the region. I met new people, reconnected with others and thought a lot about how to lead a regional organization. I had such a great time, I’m hitting the road again this fall to learn about how GleanKY can make an impact across the state. | Continue Reading
This time of year, you’ll hear us talking a lot about it being our ‘peak season’ – the time when we’re out gleaning at our highest capacity. It’s when we start getting calls from farms, orchards, and home gardeners, and when even our grocery partners have more for us than usual. What’s even more surprising to me is that this season seems to keep getting longer on either end – | Continue Reading
This summer, I’m hitting the road and hosting open office hours around Central Kentucky! Check out my schedule below and stop by and say hi. If you’d like to reserve a specific meeting time with me, send a note to stephanie@gleanky.org. Wednesday, July 10 11am – 2pm @ Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe (235 W. Broadway St, Frankfort) Wednesday, July 17 11am – 2pm @ Amsden Coffee Club (151 S Main St, | Continue Reading
Hello friends!   We are gearing up for our second annual Glean League Appreciation dinner. I love meeting all of our supporters, but I especially love learning why someone joins the Glean League. For those who don’t know, Glean League is our monthly giving program. The impact from monthly donors is amazing. Did you know GleanKY raised just over $12,000 a year from monthly donors alone?   As an organization, | Continue Reading
Every year, it seems like our farm gleaning season sneaks up on us out of nowhere. Grocery gleaning gets into a great, easy-to-manage routine during our ‘off-season’ from January and May, then suddenly we’re fielding calls from multiple farmers in a week. So far this year, we’ve been to a number of farms to glean fresh produce at the source:   Hazelfield Farm in Owen County for green onions Salad | Continue Reading