Gleaning

We work with farmers in Missouri and Kansas to glean their fields and orchards after the harvest, to gather up produce left behind by mechanical equipment and pickers. This fresh, locally grown food is delivered to food pantries and feeding agencies in close proximity to the farm where it is gleaned.

Already Picked and Packed

We also work with excess, graded out, or rejected produce that cannot be sold for market reasons. This food may come from commercial farms, produce packing companies, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and more. We work in Missouri and Kansas, and can locate nearby food banks that will take larger quantities, and food pantries and agencies that will take smaller quantities.

ATH Happenings

Happenings in the ATH organization, office

Gleaning bok choy, cabbage, lettuce at a farm near Lawrence this Thursday at 7:30 a.m.

Raise the Root! Help rescue bok choy, napa cabbage, lettuce before the farmer turns under the crop at the end of the week Thursday, June 23, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning bok choy, napa cabbage, lettuce and other greens at a farm near Lawrence, KS You'll see the big red barn first and then the beautiful fields! Located [...]

Kohlrabi sparks new Gleaning Coordinator Teresa Kelly’s fresh food fascination

From Teresa Kelly, new After the Harvest Gleaning Coordinator, who gleaning volunteers will meet at farms and gardens as their field supervisor:  Ever since I shared a freshly sliced kohlrabi my father pulled straight from the soil of my grandmother’s huge garden, I have been fascinated with growing and eating fresh food. Over the years [...]

By | June 18th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Mariah Friend: You can’t keep her out of the garden…or field!

From Mariah Friend, new After the Harvest Gleaning Coordinator, who gleaning volunteers will meet at farms and gardens as their field supervisor: I’m a Kansas City native who has loved being in the garden for as long as I can remember. My mother likes to teasingly tell the story of how I “helped” her pick all [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|ATH Happenings, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Friday and Saturday! Gleaning greens in Kingsville and near Platte City

There are greens galore in the fields that need to be rescued. Please sign up to help now! Friday, May 27, 8-11 a.m.--Gleaning kale, chard and lettuce at gardens in Kingsville, MO. We only need a few folks...the kale, chard and lettuce is ready to pick at gardens only 20 minutes from Lee's Summit. Saturday, [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Outgoing Board President tells story of ATH 2014-2016

Note from Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director:  Sally Luck is the outgoing President of ATH’s Board of Directors. She is the founding Board President and has served in that position for two years. Jim Merrill, another founding Board Member, takes the position of President of the Board at the upcoming Board Meeting on [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

What happens when a farmer calls After the Harvest?

What happens when a farmer calls After the Harvest to rescue produce? The farmer will let us know they are getting ready to turn under their spinach crop, the potatoes will rot in the field if left another day, or they have extra peaches that are just now at the peak of ripeness. It’s Tuesday and [...]

More farmers from MOA conference onboard to donate produce

From Emily:  Volunteer superstar  Randy Burdge and I spent a great three days last week at the Missouri Organic Association (MOA) Conference in Springfield, MO. The conference draws farmers and growers from Kansas, Missouri and around the midwest. We shared the After the Harvest mission to feed hungry people with healthy food and recruited more farmers [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments

Mindy joins ATH. We’re now a staff of four!!!

From Executive Director Lisa Ousley:  We are glad to welcome Mindy Eichelman to After the Harvest. Monday, Feb. 1, was Mindy’s first day at After the Harvest. In her work as administrative manager, Mindy will interact with our many partners and volunteers on a regular basis. Stop by the office and meet her and help [...]

By | February 6th, 2016|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Glean with a team of new friends this year on weekday mornings!

All of us at After the Harvest are working towards our 2016 gleaning season and providing more nutritious food for our hungry neighbors. New database and online signup Right now, Support KC is building a database for us to track farmers, food pantries and food banks, volunteers, pounds gleaned and much, much more. As a [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|ATH Happenings, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

Thank you for your time, talent and financial support in 2015

Dear Friends, We’re coming to the close of another year and I want to be the first to wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year. 2015 has been a year of blessings and challenges, fortunately a little more of the former than of the latter! We are looking forward to growing our After the [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|ATH Happenings|0 Comments