Surrounded by some of the highest vegetable production per capita in the nation, volunteers are invaluable.
Visibility is important to ensure that community members know about the program and are interested in participating.
Donors are critical for gleaning. Handling grower concerns, keeping the producer happy, and managing the gleaning event well are very important to hosting a successful an event and any future gleans.
Learn about Northwest Harvest's booth at the Yakima Farmers' Market!
Yakima gleaned seedlings from plant sales, saving these left-over vegetable and fruit plants from the trash. In 2011, our program gleaned over 7,200 plants and in 2012, the number increased to over 10,700 plants!
The Yakima Valley Produce Harvest has had success with u-pick orchards; we have used these sites to diversify both the type of growers we work with and the type of produce we harvest.
This progressive program finds new ways to recovering unmarketable produce through systems of trucking and distribution...