Glean team harvests 25,308 pounds

Glean team harvests 25,308 pounds

February 11, 2017 in Get Involved Harvest Time Newsletter

Last year was record-breaking for Ozarks Food Harvest’s Glean Team! Thanks to compassionate volunteers who donated 3,508 hours, we gleaned 25,308 pounds of produce in 2016.

Our renovated high tunnels have made year-round growing a success. This winter, we are growing lettuce, spinach, carrots, cabbage, broccoli and celery.

A heartfelt thanks to our partners who support the Full Circles Garden program: Ozarks Natural Foods, University of Missouri Extension, Humana, Harvest on Wheels, Shirley Huffman, Second Baptist Church’s Victory Garden, Fassnight Creek Farm, Millsap Farm, Springfield Public Schools and Steinert’s Greenhouse and Nursery.

“The Full Circle Gardens program provides fresh, local produce to area agencies, and it has also become a hub for community education,” said Christy Claybaker, OFH community engagement coordinator. “Knowing how to grow food is part of the long-term solution to food insecurity.”


Learn more about the Full Circle Gardens program