new facebook group

peterborough gleans has set up a group. You are invited.

We are compiling a gleaning cookbook if you would like to get involved email

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Peterborough Gleans is preparing for the new harvesting year. We are obtaining funding for bus trips and car trips. Last year we used mostly private personal transportation to get to area farms to glean. Due to covid19 we do not know what our rules will be. We are hoping youth can attend gleaning next year. Call 705 749 9977 in May to get information to volunteer and or attend a trip.

Last year we gleaned over $19,000 worth of food. Thank you everyone that assisted. Email is

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2021 Gleaning. Car Trips and Buses

To register for the program email to receive the rules.

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2020 Essential Services and COVID19 Protocols

This gleaning season started during lockdown. Some of the gleaning started under Community Garden Peterborough Public Health COVID19 Protocols. Then we moved to our own COVID19 Protocols. Many supplies were needed and alot of administration for contact tracing. Buses cost more then last year and could only take 11 people at one time. Every gleaner this year had to sign an agreement to follow the rules. Unfortunately children were not allowed and this wasnt a social event. This is about picking food that is needed to ourselves and others. We picked for those that were gleaning last year that couldnt attend because they were at risk. Groups depended on their community leaders to pick one or two strong gleaners. A new group of gleaners come out this year. Many folks drove out with their household then later their circle. We had 5 buses and 29 car trips.

We are preparing for 2021.

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Preparing for 2020

We are preparing for the 2020 gleaning season.  The price for the buses has risen so we are starting to prepare a budget and looking for funders. One bus will cost $210.00.   Thanks everyone for last year that was a great success.  Preliminary values have us over $23,000 in produce picked.  More info later.

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Yard Sale to fundraise for Peterborough Gleans

Sat Aug 31  119 Marina Blvd   8 to 1    Call 705 749 9977 for information.

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2019Peterborough Gleans

Thank you everyone who support and use the program.  We have been very busy gleaning. We are looking for more funding for buses that cost about $200 a bus.  Any amount is appreciated and can add up.  Contact us at or 705 749 9977.  We are picking corn now!

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2018 Gleaning Has Started

Hi Everyone:  Pray for rain.  Area gardens and farms need a little rain. Spring was very short and we jumped right into summer heat.   We have gleaned rhubarb, spinach, garlic scapes and starting strawberries.   Thank you Mcleans and Buckhorn Berry Farms, and Cedar Grove Organic Farm.

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Thank You Everyone!

The committee is organizing funding for the next year.  Thank you to everyone who helped this year.  We gleaned about $28000 worth of food this year!

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2017 Gleaning Season

We are looking for more funding for bus trips that cost $130.00 each. 17 buses and 5 car trips have been out picking strawberries raspberries peas beans sweet corn potatoes crab apples garlic rhubarb tomatoes turnips greens blueberries peppers and more. 

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