A few of us have just returned from the Okanagan Gleaners www.okanagangleaners.ca. We had an excellent time together – I think it was one of the best experiences we have had of going to the Gleaners. We shared many stories while chopping vegetables (this time there were lots of onions).
For those of you who have never heard of the Gleaners they take vegetables that would have normally been wasted and turn them into soup mixes that are distributed both locally and overseas. They also process and dry apples (as seen in this photo below). It was also really cool to hear how some farms have now begun to grow vegetables designated for the Gleaners, rather than just giving the imperfect left overs…..
The Okanagan Gleaners is run solely on volunteer power and donations .