2020-11-09 EAG Newsletter

By Sara Ferris




Planning is underway to build a cover for the Springfield drop site at 2445 Laralee St. Please let Marie Summers know if you can donate any of the items below:

  • 1 box 3″ deck screws
  • Metal roofing sheets 
  • 6 4x4x10 foot posts

You can comment here and also view examples of the roofing sheets:





Count off at the link below for a chance to win this lovely Ducks jacket! 




Earn an extra entry by signing up for one of these meal trains (and helping out a fellow gleaner):


Marcie: https://mealtrain.com/rw69z7


Bonnie Williams: https://mealtrain.com/yo9e4e

Please stay mindful of COVID-19 guidelines when dropping food off.




Reminder to glean leaders: Be sure to put the date on your glean receipts, either across the top or in the comments. Without the date, the receipt technically isn’t valid.


Reminder to everyone: Masks are required during gleans. Please do not sign up if you are not willing or able to wear a mask. 


The Oregon Health Authority has updated its guidance on the use of face shields—the recommendation is to wear a mask instead of a face shield except in cases when a face shield is appropriate, for example, for communicating with someone who is deaf.


Be sure to watch the Facebook group or the email list for new gleans. 


New glean leaders are always welcome! Contact Susan Chapen at eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com or message her on Facebook to get trained!



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. 

Also make sure the refrigerator is closed securely if you open it.


Springfield: 2445 Laralee St.

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.

South Eugene: 2830 Potter


The drop sites are well-stocked with bread from regular donors Bread Stop, Winco, and Orowheat. Gluten-free loaves from Elegant Elephant were delivered to Eugene and Springfield last week as well.


Organic Redneck donated butternut squash, kale, chard, parsley, and cabbage. There may still be squash and pumpkins left over from Monday’s corn and squash glean. Laralee also had a box of beans, rice, and lentils. As of yesterday, 1070 LInda Lane in Springfield had corn, walnuts, pumpkins, onions, carrots and squash, too.


From Food for Lane County. On Thursday, volunteers picked up and delivered an assortment of loose dairy items, including cheese, yogurt, milk, cottage cheese, and eggnog, to Laralee and Garfield as well as to locations in South Eugene, Veneta, and Creswell. Helen Goché has volunteered to text interested members when items are delivered. Text her at (503)729.4013 if you want to be added to the notification list. 





In the first in a series on how to stretch your food dollars, Rose Jacobs looks at what you can do with a 10-pound turkey—a timely topic with Thanksgiving coming right up:





Here are a few more suggestions for using all the squash.


Canning. The experts don’t recommend any kind of canning for pumpkin butter and squash puree. Cubed pumpkin can be pressure canned:



Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (video): https://youtu.be/w3NN2MWiEeA

Pumpkin Bread (yields two loaves): https://ediblesouthshore.com/holiday-2016/grand-central-bakery-pumpkin-bread/


15 Savory Pumpkin recipes: https://www.foodandwine.com/vegetables/squash-gourds/pumpkin/savory-pumpkin-recipes


More recipes and tips for storing: https://lexfarm.org/winter-squash/



Turn your empties into funds for the Eugene Area Gleaners. Please grab a Blue Bag at either 2445 Laralee or 1242 Garfield and fill with returnable bottles. When it’s full, return it to the drop site.




Have you purchased your gleaner sticker yet? Funds go toward building a gleaner barn at 1070 Linda Lane. The 2” x 6” stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Buy your stickers here: