Spinach gleaning with Rebecca, Carly and Emily (w/son along for the ride). This was the program's very first official glean.
Since then we have recovered and donated over 175,850 pounds or 527,550 servings of healthy fresh local food to those in need in our community.
Gleaning garlic scapes sure is fun!
Cary on her first day volunteering w/CHCV in 2016! She has now volunteered over 105 times during the last three seasons.
Purple Daikon Radishes and Carrots
Thanks Bear Roots Farm for the over 8,000 pounds you donated to the community through CHCV in 2018.
Since 2016 when CHCV started gleaning at the end of the Montpelier Farmer's Market, we have gleaned 9,000 pounds that was left after market. We collect what vendors do not sell and have no other need for markets end.
New Gleaning Truck!
Our gleaning (and delivering) truck was brand new in 2015 and still going strong.
Leaning from our colleagues
Theresa Snow from Salvation Farms joins us for a glean. With the Vermont Gleaning Collective and Theresa's help and support we got the program off to a great start in 2014.
Beautiful cherry tomatoes recovered from Bear Roots Farm in 2018
Allison Levin, CHCV Director leading a chard glean. Some of the 450 pounds of chard CHCV gleaned in July 2014 at Dog River Farm.
300 pounds of Blueberries gleaned in 2018
What better thing to do on a Saturday morning them glean blueberries with CHCV.
The First of the 2015 Apple Gleans
All are having fun - some doing more eating than others.
The Landis-Marinello clan lend many hands to the effort - let's get more kids learning about the local food system.
A big team helped glean 151 pounds of blueberries at Singing Pines Farm in 2017. Those pictured and others too. Thanks everyone for all your help.
Keurig Green Mt. Team Glean
The team helped glean some of the 5,790 pounds of beets that CHCV has recovered over the last three seasons. Thanks!
Thanks NECI students for your help
2016 was a big garlic gleaning year!
Two plus classes from NECI joined us to help clean garlic and beets and glean tomatoes all as part of their education about the local food system. Thanks Gleaners!
Lots of Cabbage
Gleaners - Kasi, Esther, Rebecca, Robin and Cynthia - help to clean, weigh and box some of the 2,500 pounds of cabbage CHCV has gleaned from Dog River Farm over three seasons.
140 square feet of new cooler space
We finished our new cooler in 2016 w/the help of 60 volunteers, 18 businesses donating their time and materials. Neil Husher led the building project and Rogers Farmstead hosts the cooler on their farm. Thanks to all!
2018 The Year of the Plum!
Peter Jungkunst invited us to glean his two plum trees. Over 100 pounds of plums resulted.
Tabling at Do Good Fest
Before we can glean we need volunteers! Signing up new volunteers, some fun games and information sharing too. Thanks National Life Group Foundation for all your support!
2017 the Year of the Pear!
In 2017 CHCV glean 773 pounds of pears from 6 trees. Thanks to two local community members for sharing their bounty!
Bags for Corn
The U32 Transition Academy team helps get bags ready for corn on their first day volunteering weekly with CHCV in 2014.
The Year of the Cucumber!
In 2016 we gleaned over 6,000 pounds of cucumbers from Dog River Farm. The UVM TREK Team joined us again for a long afternoon of heavy hot work. Thanks to all the groups that partner with us.
Early September Gleaning
The first week in Sept 2015 was a busy one. We gleaned all these kinds of crops.
Sweet Chocolate Peppers
So many peppers. Thanks gleaners for picking all evening at Moonlight Farm in late summer 2015. Gleaning until dark got us almost 650 pounds of yummy sweet peppers.
Onion Cleaning Party!
10 volunteers including Robin, Ethan and Joel here enjoy a lovely afternoon and good conversation while cleaning onions.
In 2017 the gleaning truck got a little fancier
New decals keep CHCV visible all round town and in the fields too.
Another Big Tomato Glean
In 2017 CHCV gleaned over 2,200 pounds of tomatoes over three gleans from Cate Farms greenhouses at the end of the season.
Lots of hard working volunteers make it happen
A team from Youth Build makes fast work of the beet field.
Delivery all loaded
Tony our long time delivery driver double checks his delivery sheet. Some of the 3,900 plus pounds of onions we have gleaned and donated in our first three seasons.
Fingerling Potato Gleaning
We gleaned 545 pounds of potatoes at VT Technical College in 2015 in addition to 3,700 pounds of apples. Thanks to our dedicated potato gleaners for all their hard work!
Everyone loves corn!
Laura, Krysta, Alexandra and seven others join us for our second corn glean of the week -- 1,650 pounds of corn gleaned from Bob Miller in 2014, thanks everyone!
In 2013, before we started the program, we learned there was a lot of food to glean.
Happy Carrot Gleaners!
Erin, Amy and Scott enjoying some fresh air, sun and good old dirt on a lovely fall day in 2017. As good introduction to gleaning
A Full Rainbow
2017 was a big year for gleaning carrots, the rainbow ones in particular. Thanks Dog River Farm!
Fun in the Mud
Carrot gleaning at Dog River Farm. Dan joined us for the first time in 2015.
2018 Was Even Bigger than 2015 for Apples
Again in 2018 we gleaned with 2 bus loads of students and chaperones from Berlin Elementary and many other groups to glean over 6,600 pounds of apples. Up form almost 5,000 pounds of apples gleaned in 2015.
Over 11,000 pounds of winter squash recovered
2014 was the year of winter squash
Berlin Elementary School Glean
Over 50 students, staff, and parents gleaned and packed 5,000 pounds of winter squash in under 2 hours in 2015.
Food for Learning
Berlin Elementary students learn about fruits and vegetables and math at the same time. CHCV partners with teachers using a "Mystery Box" of gleaned produce each week to help students use vegetables as a tool for learning (and then eating).
Greenhouse clean out time
Cate Farm invited us to help clean out their greenhouses again 2018. We gleaned and donated 2,291 pounds of tomatoes, all of which they did not have to move to the compost.
Volunteers and their trucks hard at work
Cary sets off to deliver a truck full of boxes of produce to area organizations feeding people with limited access to healthy, fresh local food. 49,742 pounds was donated by chcv to sites in 2018.
Brussels Sprout Leaves are so good!
Another lovely fall day at Kettle Song Farm gleaning leaves from 5,000 brussels sprout plants. We gleaned 970 pounds of leaves in 2016 filled w/ goodness and tastier and more beautiful than collards.
6 Gleaners & lots of Beautiful Carrots
Sue and Diana enjoying the carrot bounty. One of our last big gleans of 2014.
Kale From Littlewood Farm
Cynthia and Robin enjoy one of the last beautiful fall days of 2015 in the kale field. What could be better!
Lots of BIG Daikon
900 pounds of Daikon -- Allison gets a pallet ready for the Foodbank.
Lots of Rutabagas
Dottye and Cary show off their hard work after gleaning at Littlewood Farm in 2016. The team filled the truck bed with kale and rutabagas before filling the seats up front with beets. Now that's a full truck.
2018 Huge Potato Glean (in the snow)
35 individual gleaners and Salvation Farms joined us at Bear Roots Farm in Williamstown for a huge potato glean. We gleaned 2,222 pounds from under the snow and ice before it got really too cold for the potatoes. Thanks dedicated CHCV gleaners!
Busy Potatoes Gleaners
Keeping busy will keep you warmer when gleaning potatoes from under the snow a ice.
Some BIG Hubbard Sqaush
Volunteers Susie and Jim, helping to deliver some hubbard squash CHCV received from the Willing Hands program of the upper valley.