2020-08-10 EAG Newsletter

By Sara Ferris:





If you ordered pickling cucumbers and dill, be ready to pick up this week on Wednesday or Thursday at Brandy’s (4015 Langton St., Eugene). Volunteer sorters should be on call those days as we don’t know the arrival time.



Another peach run is scheduled for this Friday, August 14. To make this happen, we need drivers and trailers to haul 3000+ lbs back from Medford to make this happen. Leave early Friday morning and return in the afternoon.

After the peaches arrive, we need help weighing out orders and distribution. Please let us know what you can do to help.

Peaches are $0.65 per pound. These peaches are flagged as “seconds,” which means they may be green or bruised. Everyone is required to bring at least one good, usable fruit box (banana and apple boxes are the best!) per 40 pounds you order. Deliver your boxes to 4015 Langton Ave., Eugene on WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, August 12-13th.

Peach pickup will be Friday, August 14, between 5 and 7 pm at 1070 Linda Lane, Springfield, OR. We will try to text or call people when peaches are in, but if you aren’t notified, come between 6-7 pm anyway. If you are sending someone else to pick up, make sure the volunteers know that.

Order and volunteer form is here—please read all the details on payment and pickup: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSW09hmsbrNZ8lhsryjh6-Qv0ilV1OjHYyRHkS7rMHP2XC-Q/viewform



The Springfield site has a new home for the rest of August! Tuesday evening, the Springfield site will move to 2445 Laralee St., one block west of 5th Street off Hayden Bridge Road. When that happens, the Gateway site at 3180 Oriole will close. 


NEW! Springfield: 2445 Laralee St. (starting Wednesday)

Springfield/Gateway: 3180 Oriole St. (through Tuesday afternoon)

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.

South Eugene: 2830 Potter


Thanks to Reedsport Pharmacy for their generous donation of assorted vitamins and supplements. Anything unclaimed by now is available at the Eugene drop site.



Reminder: Drop sites are available to stop by and grab items that your family needs. Pets are not appropriate at sites. Children should be supervised and within arms’ reach at all times. Please be respectful of our hosts’ houses, property, and animals.



Please be sure to add the glean date to your receipts, either across the top or in the comments. Without the date, the receipt technically isn’t valid.


When you run low on blank glean receipts, please text your mailing address to Julie Tafoya and she will mail you more. Be sure to contact her at least two weeks before you’ll need them.



Monday, August 10: Organic produce in Walterville 

Tuesday, August 11: Blueberries, Clear Lake Road

Wednesday, August 12: Gravenstein apples, Barger area

Wednesday, August 12: Small red apples, downtown Eugene

Wednesday, August 12: Garlic, Veneta (off Fleck Rd.)

Thursday, August 13: Blueberries, Veneta

Friday, August 14: Organic produce in Walterville 

Friday, August 14: Blueberries, Clear Lake Road

Tuesday, August 18: Pears, Friendly Street area 


New glean leaders are always welcome, especially now that so much is starting to ripen. Contact Susan Chapen at eugeneareagleaners.com or message her on Facebook to get trained!


Glean leader Maureen Griffith, Rob Lewis, Andi Ruch, and first-time gleaner Ellen Marmon picked 200 pounds of Gravenstein apples this past Saturday.




From Marie Summers: On the Albertsons and Safeway app there’s usually a few free items. If you go into the app and search “free,” you can scroll through and see all items that are free offers each week. You’ll see a lot of buy one, get one, but they usually have one or two free items. Select the free items and put them in your list, then pull up your list and check mark them. Once you do that, the items will ring up as no charge when you go through checkout and use your savings number. 



Zucchini gummy candies: https://commonsensehome.com/zucchini-gummy-candy/

Zucchini pie: https://www.sparklestosprinkles.com/zucchini-pie/

Zucchini cheddar scones: https://bakerbynature.com/zucchini-cheddar-scones/

Pineapple-cranberry-zucchini bread https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/bread/sweet-bread/pineapple-cranberry-zuchinni-bread.html



Submit it for the gleaners cookbook! Rose Jacobs is working on the cookbook project as a fundraiser for the group. The book will be available in ebook format and printed on demand. Prices will be available after the book is created.




We’ve added a mentorship program to Eugene Area Gleaners so you can get or give support to another member of our community. Here’s how the program works:

You sign up, match yourself with a partner, and get helpful conversation starters each week so you get to know each other better. It’s up to you how much time you want to spend together and what goals you want to work towards.




It takes everyone to keep the group going! Don’t be shy about stepping up to help out with things like membership drives, straightening up drop sites, leading gleans, and more. Here’s a list of volunteer positions to give you more ideas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aTbX7QMWBwjwXbtEYrwnLY2BpEZTVucxQrI7nfuI_54/edit?usp=sharing