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VPR Cafe: Gleaning For Good

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Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:45a.m.  More than two million pounds of Vermont grown vegetables and fruits go to waste each year.  There are plenty of food shelves and non-profits that could use that food, and lots of volunteers who want to gather it.  The challenge is in bringing the two together.   On today's program, Melissa Passanen, who writes for the Burlington Free Press Savorvore Section, talks about how gleaning works to put fresh food to good use.

The VPR Cafe is produced in collaberation with The Burington Free Press and made possible on VPR by J.K. Adams,  in Dorset, Vermont and TheKitchenStoreOnline.com. 

You can read more about gleaning programs in Vermont in Melissa's Free Press Article, and contact these organizations to find out how to get involved:

Salvation Farms
Burlington Intervale Gleaning Food Rescue
Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Here is the information about the Apple Gleaning Melissa mentioned:
Saturday, October 26th  9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Yates Orchard, 1074 Davis Road, Hinesburg.
What to wear and bring:  Lunch, water, strudy footwear and clothing to be comfortable no matter what the weather - rain or shine!
RSVP jessica Sanford.  Jessica@intervale.org  802-660-0440 ext 105

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