Fight food waste, help feed your neighbors
Fruit trees, galore! Our region is full of them, and often times these trees produce way more fruit than a tree-owner can handle. The Good Food Collective coordinates ways our community can share the bounty! Folks who have trees that produce more than they can use can list their tree on our gleaning list. From there, fruit-seeking people can see what trees are available, and reach out to ask if they can come harvest some! Excess fruit can then go to folks who want it instead of just falling and rotting, or creating too much work for tree-owners.
The GFC also leads weekly group gleans - Fruit Glean Happy Hours! We'll contact some tree owners who list with us to see if we can bring a group out to do a major harvest. Tree owners keep what they like, and the rest goes to food banks and pantries! Rotten or not-so-good-fruits are donated as livestock feed to local farmers.