Sign up now for upcoming greens gleaning or tomato planting…or reserve a future gleaning date for you or your organization

Friday, May 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m.–Greens gleaning in KCK. Help us rescue a huge field of greens before they’re turned over next week.

Thursday, May 12, 1-4 p.m.–Tomato planting in St. Jo. This is the second year this farmer has donated plants. Despite the poor growing season last year, we gleaned hundreds of pounds of tomatoes from that crop. Can you join us on planting day this year?

Sign up now if you can help. Note: If you have trouble with the calendar loading when you go to our website (the cyber-gremlins are giving us issues this week!), contact Sandy at sandy@aftertheharvestkc.org to sign up.

Future gleanings: Sign up now for future gleanings. Listings may say “produce gleaning,” instead of, say, “apple gleaning”, which means we’ll be gleaning, but 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.

Our hero farmers generously donate produce to After the Harvest for hungry families. From Lee Karbaumer of Karbaumer Farm near Platte City:  Nature is not produce-aisle perfect. When we team up with nature to grow healthy food, we get real food, some with unusual shapes; some too big, some too small …Read more.

From Executive Director Lisa Ousley: We’re excited about a new partnership established this spring that promises more fresh, locally grown garden veggies for our hungry neighbors in need this year and for years to come. Ron and Sue Witt own land south of Overland Park and have already tilled a 6,800 square foot garden plot...Read more.