What is gleaning?
Gleaning is the harvest of leftover fruits and vegetables from a farm, yard, or garden.
Join the Clallam Gleaners!
Do you want to volunteer to pick fruits and vegetables?
Sign up to be a Clallam Gleaner! Pick fruits and veggies for you and your family and donate the rest to people who need food. Sign up to receive the online gleaning newsletter to find out what fruit and vegetables are available for harvest each week during the growing season. Contact the WSU Clallam County Extension Gleaning Coordinator at (360) 565-2619 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Do you have extra fruits and vegetables in your garden?
Sign up to have a volunteer pick from your yard. The produce will be donated to local charitable organizations like food banks, the Boys & Girls Clubs and senior centers. Contact the WSU Clallam County Extension Gleaning Coordinator at (360) 565-2619 or email@example.com to learn more.
In Clallam County, 16% of households are “food insecure,” “lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food” (Oxford). By gleaning, you can help those in need access fresh, nutritious local produce that might otherwise go to waste. And you can save money on food for your own household by filling your freezer full of fruit, canning your own sauces, and eating free, sun-ripened veggies fresh from the soil!