Probably our last round of blackberry picking! Bring the kids and let’s pick what’s left for area food pantries

Tuesday, July 19, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. This is a short drive in the country to a beautiful farm outside of St Jo! This generous farmer is giving us the last of his blackberries. Come on out and join us! Only 45 min. from North KC. (Note: the photo above is from Saturday’s gleaning…we couldn’t resist sharing this pix of the day’s official blackberry sampler!)

Thursday, July 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–Multiple produce gleanings We’re waiting on word from the farmers, but we know we’ll need more gleaners. Right now, it looks like a potato gleaning and maybe kale, pepper and cukes…and a carrot gleaning should be on the horizon, too!

Sign up now if you can help. Or contact Sandy at or 816-921-1903…she’ll sign you up!

…Or, future gleanings: Sign up now for future gleanings. Our volunteers have already gleaned onions, kale, lettuce, peaches, strawberries, garlic, radishes, beets and more this year! Sign up for a future date….we don’t yet know what will be ready to harvest on which farm within 30-45 minutes of KC. We’ll let you know via e-mail before your gleaning. Signing up for “produce gleanings” gives you (individuals and families and especially group leaders) longer to plan and helps us so very much.

Join the ATH team as a gleaning coordinator From Emily Worm, ATH Gleaning Network Manager: We’re looking for another gleaning coordinator to join our ranks. Right now we’re in the midst of gleaning season and could really use a hand. Please spread the word about this position….Read more.

Chickens bring a family together in Waldo The chicken saga, part 2 from ATH Administrative Manager Mindy Eichelman: So whose ideas was this? Who decided it would be a good idea to raise chickens? Oh right, it was mine. The gals have arrived! Well, we hope the “gals” have arrived. Per Kansas City’s backyard chicken ordinance, no boys are allowed. In about three to four….Read more.