Join Slow Harvest and End Food Waste | June 20th (Sonoma County, CA)

Join Slow Harvest and End Food Waste | June 20th (Sonoma County, CA)
Slow Harvest Gleaning at Bloomfield Farms Slow Harvest invites YOU to join their gleaning of Bloomfield Farms, this Thursday at 9AM. Slow Harvest will glean organic produce for 2 hours, then deliver to hunger relief organizations throughout Sonoma County. Last week, Slow Harvest gleaners picked 167+ pounds of organic produce and distributed it to local food banks. Gleaners harvested chard, broccoli leaves and potatoes at Bloomfield Farm, then delivered the 167+ pounds of nutritious bounty  to Redwood Gospel Mission and FISH in Santa Rosa. This week, we will be moving through the gorgeous rows of organic collards, chard andkale, pulling the larger, non-market leaves for donation. This lets the plant put it’s energy into market ready bounty for the farm. It’s a wonderful outing, which helps farmers, helps feed hungry folks and lifts up the community. So, put on your boots, gloves, hat, and join us – 9AM. TIME: Thursday, June 20th at 9:00AM LOCATION: Bloomfield Farms, 12550 Valley Ford Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952 DIRECTIONS: More details and preparation tips will be provided upon RSVP. Depending on the volume harvested, we may need a hand distributing this produce into town (e.g. volunteers with trucks are awesome!) Wear layers, gloves, boots; bring pruners, water, hat, and join the easy conversation, as we move down the rows of organic produce. It can get windy so a windbreaker is suggested and bringing a snack is encouraged.  Contact slow for more information. Why glean? Farmers often till under the last of their crop, when they need to move onto the next. Gleaners are able to harvest that nutritious bounty, and deliver it to organizations who cook or hand-out to those who need it most. Slow Harvest is the conduit between the farm and the food pantry. Join us for the next glean on Thursday at 9am at Bloomfield Farms! [caption id="attachment_1169" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Slow Harvest Gleaning Bloomfield Farms Slow Harvest Gleaning Bloomfield Farms[/caption] About Slow Harvest 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. About Bloomfield Farms It is our mission at Bloomfield Farms to grow certified organic, GMO-Free and heirloom produce of unparalleled nutrition, freshness and quality. We offer a robust CSA program serving the Bay Area, a popular U-Pick Sunday series of events and our produce can be found at premium outlets including Whole FoodsFEED SonomaOliver’s MarketGood EggsReal Foods and Bi-Rite Market. We strive to be the reliable sustainable farming “partner of choice” to our customers and suppliers, all the while taking great care to conserve and regenerate the lands we steward in the Estero Americano Watershed.

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