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.

Events

Events sponsored or associated with ATH for fundraising or awareness

ATH’s generous supporters recognized at Silver Spade Awards

Take a bow! After the Harvest’s 2018 Silver Spade Awards were presented last week to volunteers and supporters who joined us in our efforts to help provide nourishing food for families, children and seniors in our region who are struggling with poverty and food insecurity. Said Executive Director Lisa Ousley, “I know that a lot [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Events, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Greens&Jeans 2018: We raised the roof and dollars to help others

Thanks to all who helped make Greens&Jeans, a County Fair Fundraiser for After the Harvest 2018, a huge success. Our guests in the big barn and county fair tent at Cider Hill Family Orchard roasted marshmallows by the bonfire, played midway games, bid on wonderful raffle and silent auction items...and generally just whooped it up [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Greens&Jeans fun is in the works!

The Greens&Jeans Committee is working long hours to ensure a whoop-it-up good time on Sept. 15! If you haven’t yet reserved your table or bought your individual tickets for our largest and scoot-your-boots-BEST fundraiser of the year, please do it now as space (especially reserved tables of eight) is filling up fast! Just a reminder: [...]

By | June 30th, 2018|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Big night at Casual Animal

Cheers! Thanks to all who came out for our Casual Animal event last night! And thanks to "The Sugar Valley Social Club" for the music and fun! Congrats to the raffle winners! Casual Animal Brewery, a microbrewery producing small batch, all natural, hand crafted beer, has created and is tapping After the Harvest Local Motive Fruit Ale [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Waste brings bittersweet moments…join the conversation

By Volunteer Coordinator Mariah Friend: Standing in the middle of a field on a hot summer day, ears of corn stretch in every direction. The rows are narrow and the sweet corn is plentiful. A group of twenty-five volunteers are spread out over an acre of land, each one making their way down a row [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

The best of the best applauded at the After the Harvest Holiday Thank You Party

Silver Spade Award winners announced; special thank yous presented to special volunteers!                 "Cream of the Crop" Silver Spade Award winners Lisa Tobin For months and months, she hung in as Greens&Jeans Committee Chair and built the foundation from the ground up of our Greens&Jeans event, from helping to [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Mouth-watering uptown, down home fare coming to Greens&Jeans

From Sandy Vivian and Christina Martin, Greens&Jeans Food Committee Chairs: We're so excited to share the menu for the upcoming Greens&Jeans, a County Fair Fundraiser, coming up Sept. 16.  We've been working with Michael for months as he puts just the right touches to our menu which features county fair fare, but with a decided [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Mariah and Emily are worried…

Potatoes, onions and corn next Tuesday! Or help rescue on other upcoming dates...lots of gleanings open. Glean again or for the first time! This is the time of year when there's usually lots of produce available to rescue (thank you generous farmers and growers), but we don't have enough gleaners to harvest it all. Mariah, [...]

Heartfelt news: ATH hiring, reserve your gleaning date soon

From the tips of our green thumbs to the bottom of our hearts... Happy Valentine's Day! It may be cold outside, but the summer sun is just around the corner (ok...so call us optimistic!). Sign up soon to glean in 2017. After the Harvest needs YOU! ATH hiring: We're excited to announce that we're now [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Silver Spades and accolades highlight the ATH Holiday Thank You Party

Last night, at the ATH Holiday Thank You Party, Silver Spades and accolades were handed out to our fantastic volunteers, who made 2016 an outstanding year in providing healthy food to hungry people in our area. 2016 Silver Spade Award Winners Volunteer of the Year Award This year, because we had two outstanding volunteers who [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Events|0 Comments