This fall, Gildrien Farm had a conundrum: a field of nutritious carrots – and no easy way to get them to eaters.
The farmers had picked what they could confidently sell, leaving an acre of forked and misshapen carrots that they knew would be tough to find a market for. They’d donated surplus in the past, but it was usually already harvested and washed: easy for community gleaners to pick up. This time, it was several tons…still in the field. They wanted to know: can these carrots can feed our community instead of getting tilled into the soil?
Lily, gleaning coordinator at HOPE, jumped to action. HOPE is a member of the Vermont Gleaning … Read More