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The Maine Gleaning Network is excited to join gleaners across the world in honoring the 2nd annual International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. We are organizing gleaning activities across the state to help raise awareness about food loss, food waste, and the innovative solutions that work to address it. Join us!

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2021 Maine Gleaning Week
  • "Glean with a Friend" at Goranson Farm, Tues 9/28, 8am - 11am, Dresden 
  • Kale glean at Beech Hill Farm, Tues 9/28, 9am - 10am, Mount Desert Island
  • "Glean with a Friend" at Growing to Give, Wed 9/29, 9am - 12pm, Brunswick
  • Produce distribution at Healthy Acadia, Wed 9/29, 9am - 11am, Ellsworth
  • Potato & carrot glean at Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Wed 9/29, 3pm - 4pm, Blue Hill
  • Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market glean, Thur 9/30, Central Maine Gleaners Group
  • Farmers market gleaning, Sat 10/2, 11am - 12pm, Blue Hill
  • Farmers market gleaning, Sun 10/3, 11am - 12pm, Bar Harbor 
First Annual Maine Gleaning Week 2017

From October 7th-16th, Maine Gleaning Network members, supported by the Quimby Foundation and Harvard Pilgrim Health Foundation, hosted the First Annual Maine Gleaning Week 2017 in partnership with Healthy Acadia, Good Shepherd Food Bank, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Food Recovery Coalition, and Maine Network of Community Food Councils. Throughout the week, a collaborative of farm surplus rescue efforts gathered crops from Maine's fields and engage communities in coordinated acts of resourceful and equitable food system building.


Read the Full Report Here

Portland, Maine October 7, 2016

Co-led by Healthy Acadia, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Cumberland County Food Security Council, this event made its way into 24 media and news channels and has had a deep and lasting impact on how Maine's food economy perceives surplus food on farms and wasted food in food business and homes. Since the event, Hannaford Supermarkets in 10 different locations in Southern Maine have started carrying Misfit produce, re-branding and selling food that would have otherwise been wasted. A Food Recovery Coalition evolved from the event's organizing team and continues to meet regularly in Portland.

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