Last year, the New Hampshire Farm to School Program launched NH Gleans to support six gleaning coordinators throughout our state. Gleaning means harvesting the surplus produce from farms and gardens and directing it to local pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. We’re incredibly fortunate to have two gleaning programs in the Monadnock Region, one hosted by the Community Kitchen of Keene and another with the Hillsborough County Conservation District. Last year, the Community Kitchen gleaned over 16,000 pounds of produce last year.
Learn more about gleaning on August 20, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Monadnock Food Co-op. Sarah Harpster from the Community Kitchen of Keene’s Gleaning Program will share information about gleaning and how it fights hunger, supports local farmers and reduces waste. She’ll also share how you can get more involved in this effort. Discover more about NH Gleans.