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.
Northwest Harvest Yakima has partnered with a local high school for the last 5 years to host a mutually-beneficial event.
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.
The Yakima Valley Produce Harvest has connected the agricultural assets of the Yakima Valley with the hunger-relief and distribution capacity of Northwest Harvest since 2009.
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 utility of seed distribution in hunger relief - a full-circle, sustainable system.
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...
Some tips on logistics for what you'll need before and during the glean. Happy gleaning!
The Yakima gleaning program focuses on orchard and row crop gleaning as well backyard garden gleaning, community garden gleaning, and Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR). Check out our Yakima Valley Facebook Page!