It’s an unusual phenomenon! We have some slots open for this weekend…so come glean with us.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 8-11 a.m.–Gleaning apples at an orchard near Bonner Springs, KS Spend a morning in this picturesque orchard and help rescue apples for our hungry neighbors. Just 13 min. from Bonner Springs, 10 min. from Legends.This is a u-pick orchard which opens at noon to the public…you’ll have to leave and re-enter but you can score some of these delicious apples for yourself. Purchase apples, lunch and other treats!

Saturdays–Sept. 17, Sept. 24, 8-11 a.m. and Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-noon–Gleaning chestnuts at an orchard near Lawrence, KS Experience a chestnut gleaning on an upcoming Saturday! Other weekend spots are filled so take advantage of these gleanings at this really lovely orchard…and picnic after. The gleaning is about 25 min. NW of Lawrence and 25 min. E of Topeka. Last year, food pantries asked for more of these nutritious nuts as distribution went fast…and we have requests for this year. Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories, carry less fat, but are rich sources of minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients that immensely benefit health. They’re exceptionally rich in vitamin-C, and folic acid.

Sign up now if you can help. Or contact Sandy at sandy@aftertheharvestkc.org…she’ll sign you up!

…Or, check out more weekday dates in Sept.: Sign up now for future gleanings. Morning gleanings on Sept. 20, 22 and morning and afternoon gleaning on Sept. 27. 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.

Suzy gleaning tomatoes
Thanks, VEG Squad, from the bottom of our closed-toed shoes! From Lisa Ousley, ATH Executive Director: After the Harvest has many things to be grateful for this year, but one we’ve been grateful for repeatedly throughout this gleaning season rose up to stir our gratitude once again this week. Our VEG (Vegetable Emergency Glean) Squad has been everything we hoped for and more, and we are so deeply grateful to each and every VEG Squad member….Read more.