Before you head out to farms, we need to know how to contact you and keep you safe. Please provide the following information to get connected to a gleaning program near you.
I understand that Member Organizations of the Vermont Gleaning Collective are designed to let me harvest, collect and distribute surplus farm produce for donation to vulnerable populations in Vermont through local and state agencies that serve the food- and nutritionally insecure. I understand that I must work safely and treat participating farms and partner properties with respect and care.
With this knowledge, I hereby expressly agree that my activities shall be at my sole risk and that Salvation Farms, the Vermont Gleaning Collective, the Vermont Gleaning Collective’s Member Organizations, their volunteers or gleaning coordinators, nor the donors whose property we enter shall be held liable for any claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions, or causes of action whatsoever, to person or property arising out of or connected with our participation in this farm surplus management project.
I have read, understand and agree to abide by this agreement. My failure to follow the above guidelines may result in the termination of my involvement with all Gleaning Collective Member activities.
I'm comfortable having my image appear in publications by Salvation Farms and Member Organizations of the Vermont Gleaning Collective.
We are committed to serving farms, recipient sites, and our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of all community members is our primary focus.
To ensure we collect fresh farm foods and distribute them to Recipient Sites across the state responsibly, we are operating in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, Vermont Department of Health, University of Vermont Extension, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and the State of Vermont.
When we glean, we reap unmarketed, quality crops that would otherwise go uneaten. With help from community volunteers, produce is collected and distributed to sites feeding our more vulnerable neighbors. Gleaning creates a more dependable food system for the people, by the people. Supporting our local food systems is more important now than ever.
Please contact your regional gleaning organization:
If your farm has produce available for donation
If your site is seeking produce to serve community members in need
If you would like to volunteer, please use this website