Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they’ve been commercially harvested, or from fields where it’s not economically profitable for the farmer to harvest. Feeding the Gulf Coast assembles volunteers to harvest and pack the produce into boxes, then the food is transported back to the food bank for distribution to our partner agencies. We’ve partnered with several area farms to glean satsumas, blueberries, and greens; and we are always looking for new opportunities.
If your farm is looking to get involved in our gleaning program, contact Cindy Bloom, Produce Sourcing and Agriculture Projects Manager, at (251) 653-1617 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of farms we are currently partnering with:
Sunnyland Satsuma Farm – 1381 Grand Bay Wilmer Road N. Mobile, AL 36608
Ladnier Citrus Farm – 9560 Stable Road. Grand Bay, Alabama 36541
Oak Hill Produce – 7250 Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. Grand Bay, AL 36541
Craine Creek Farm – 17353 County Rd. 64. Loxley, AL 36551
LA Berry Farms – 12562 Mary Ann Beach Rd. Fairhope, AL 36532