At the end of each market, sometimes not all of the food has been sold. In such cases, farmers may choose to donate excess produce and other food to “gleaners” – folks volunteering with local soup kitchens, churches, and socially-focused nonprofits. Our primary gleaning partnership at our 14&U market is with nearby Martha’s Table. DASH (the District Alliance for Safe Housing) is our gleaner at BFM.
Interested in having your organization glean food from our markets? Contact Robin, our market director.