Gleaning at Farmers’ Markets

 

Ron Murphy has been gleaning at the Orono Farmers’ Market for several years, collecting food donations from farmers for the Crossroads Ministries’ pantries. Crossroads has a walk-in cooler, which enables them to store fresh produce, which has been increasingly popular with their patrons. The Orono Farmers’ Market has one of the oldest gleaning programs at a Maine farmers’ market.

 

Learn more about gleaning here, and be sure to read this Portland Press Herald article about how Mainers are volunteering more and more to support environmental and humanitarian causes.