EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 10-19-2020
Everyone must wear a mask or face covering when participating in gleaner activities. As we move into the rainy season, keep in mind that masks become less effective when they get wet. If you’ll be out in the rain, you may want to wear a hood or wide-brimmed rain hat, or add a face shield to your COVID wardrobe. And have an extra mask handy in case you need to replace a wet one.
Thank you for keeping each other and our gleaner group safe!
COOKBOOK NEEDS YOUR RECIPES
Deadline for submitting your culinary creations for the gleaner cookbook is October 31. Rose Jacobs will then start putting it together. Submit your favorites here:
NOTE: Masks or face shields are required during gleans. Please do not sign up if you are not willing or able to wear a face covering.
Friday, October 23: Organic produce in Walterville (potatoes, tomatoes, onions, squash, etc.)
Be sure to watch the Facebook group or the email list for new gleans. Last week, gleaners gathered walnuts, quince, apples, and more.
New glean leaders are always welcome! Contact Susan Chapen at email@example.com or message her on Facebook to get trained!
VEGETABLES FOR BLUE RIVER
The Blue River resource center is having a hard time stocking fresh produce. The Board has approved donations of gleaned items for the center—if you go on a glean, you are welcome to donate your portion. Melody Torres in the Facebook group can connect you with a volunteer willing to pick up fresh garden produce in Eugene and drive it to the center.
AT THE DROP SITES
NOTE: Wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer provided when visiting a drop site. Also be sure to note what you take on the sign-out sheet.
If you leave something at a drop site, be sure to notify the host and post to the Facebook group and email list so people know to come get it.
Springfield: 2445 Laralee St.
Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.
South Eugene: 2830 Potter
Thanks to a big pickup at Orowheat on Saturday, Springfield and Eugene are well-stocked with bread, bagels, English muffins, and sweets. If you have room in your freezer, you may want to take a few loaves to freeze for later use (bread cubes for stuffing, for example). Also check the fridges for eggs!
HERE’S THE BEEF
Stevie Miller still has ground beef available for purchase at $3/pound. See the Facebook link below for pickup options and to let Stevie know you’re interested:
Stevie also has free compost or straw for pickup in Junction City.
MORE IDEAS FOR ALL THE EGGS
Rosemary Booble froze some eggs and is offering them to fellow gleaners:
Here are a few more recipes to inspire you:
Mayak eggs (Korean marinated eggs): https://youtu.be/J4xuGvJHGcY (video)
Dutch babies (German pancakes): https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/dutch-babies-german-pancake-1249011
Library of egg-heavy recipes from the Backyard Chicken Project:
If you’re still waiting for green tomatoes to ripen, below are some tips from the UConn extension service. Note that tomatoes on dead vines should not be canned because their acidity is lower than those from healthy vines.
BLUE BOTTLE BAGS
Bottle Drop blue bags are now available at the Garfield (1242 Garfield St.) and Springfield (2445 Laralee St.). Please take one bag per family at a time. When the bag is full, return it to one of the Bottle Drop redemption centers (Eugene: 2105 West Broadway,
Springfield: 2289 Olympic St.) and the Eugene Area Gleaners will be credited. Both centers are open from 8 to 6 daily.
Rose Jacobs has donated 1,000 2” x 6” gleaner bumper stickers to help raise funds to build a gleaner barn at 1070 Linda Lane. Stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Buy your stickers here:
You can also donate stickers to folks who can’t afford one. Just mark in the comments field that your purchase is a donation. To request a sticker, use the link below: