July 16, 2013

Farm Project: Gleaning

This blog is by Kaila Newton, a 2nd year Farm Project crew member.

[caption id="attachment_975" align="alignright" width="300"]Gleaning w:FARM Project Farm Project loading several pounds of gleaned produce into a truck for distribution around the island[/caption]

One of my favorite days of the week is Tuesday, because Tuesday is the day when the Farm Project crew drives down to Morning Glory Farm and helps glean in the hot sun.

I like to glean because I know that we are doing a good thing by taking unwanted produce and giving it to people who want it, or need it. The other day we took five pounds of green beans and squash to the island jail, and the same amount of food to a senior center in Edgartown. We do this because we like to see the faces of the chefs when we bring them local food. We also like the feeling of giving things to people who don’t always have organic food.

I like Tuesday because I feel like I have done something really good, and that kind of feeling is one that you can’t get any other way.