Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gleaning nr Broadstairs on the 19th November

Calling people of Kent, we have another big glean coming up for you! We've recently saved 8 tonnes - that's 100,000 portions - of caulis of cabbages from going to waste from a farm near Broadstairs! But we've barely made a dent on the acres going to waste - so we're returning to try save us many as possible.

Next Wednesday 19th November, we'll be going on a mission to save as many as possible of these beautiful brassica for charity, and an idyllic day out on the farm! All produce going via our good friends at FareShare, Community Food Enterprise and Food For All to charities dealing with food poverty around London and Kent.

The food was being wasted because the crop is growing too quickly in the warm weather, meaning there's a glut of produce while everyone's still eating summery foods like salads! Also, the Russian embargo has meant the outlets for these gluts has collapsed, and the UK supermarkets are still importing cheap produce from overseas rather than stand by farmers in this difficult time.

Wednesday 19th November (TBC). Travel expenses paid from Kent and nearby (just ask us first).

Spread the word to anybody you know if the area! The more volunteers we have, the more we can save!

Contact Rachel at to volunteer or for more info - rise up with the Arable Spring!

If you can't join us this time, sign up to our gleaning list to be the first to find out about our next gleaning day near you - gleaning is spreading all over the UK!

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