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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
Thank you! Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Garden Gala presented by Kentucky Bank. We had a great time and enjoyed the food prepared by Jasen Fontaine, Dan Wu, Tyler McNabb, and Toa Green. Thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s Garden Gala! We had a lot of fun. We are so thankful for Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Kentucky Bank, WKYT, Andrea Walker WKYT, Bent Penny | Continue Reading
Jun 11, 2019 by Stephanie Wooten
Change is always difficult, but we were excited to make the move to a bigger office space earlier this month. The Plantory played a key role in the growth of GleanKY over the last 2.5 years. More than an office space, the Plantory provided endless opportunities for networking and collaboration and played host to many committee meetings, board meetings, and our annual open house. As GleanKY’s operations have grown to | Continue Reading
From our Fayette County Coordinator, Jimmy Earley:   “A few weeks ago I received an email from Family Care Center informing me that they had chosen GleanKY as their Community Partner of the Year.  The award was to be presented at the 2019 Family Care Center High School Graduation. FCC is doing so much for our community that I find it difficult not to just stop here and enumerate all | Continue Reading
Hey farms, orchards, and gardens all over Central Kentucky! As we all gear up for another busy gleaning season, here’s a reminder about GleanKY as an outlet for your excess produce. Thanks to our produce donors in 2018, we were able to distribute over a quarter million pounds of fresh produce to 96 different feeding programs throughout the Bluegrass, feeding an estimated 30,000 Kentuckians. If you find yourself with excess | Continue Reading