Gleaning and Community Cooking
Since June 2009 Slow Harvest gleaners have gathered over 33,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables and bakery goods, which have been delivered to Food For Thought Food Bank in Forestville, the Healdsburg Food Pantry, local Senior Centers, Graton Labor Center, Redwood Gospel Mission, and the Redwood Empire Food Bank. This surplus bounty continues to be a huge help to folks in our community.
We have also held community canning events which produced apple sauce, tomato sauce, apple juice, soup, stews, and bags of fresh peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes. Our community cooking events have
produced many hundreds of delicious tamales, quesadillas, and empanadas, delivered
both cooked and oven/freezer ready.
- If you have some time, spend it with us: gleaning, delivering or preserving.
- If you find yourself with an abundance of food (too many squash, a tree full of apples?), let us know and we can help get it to people in our community who will put it to good use!
- If you don’t live in our community, we encourage you to start a gleaning group in your area. Contact us and we’ll be happy to share our experience with you!