Apples and Pears, Oh My!

This morning I noticed a slight touch of coolness to the air, a hint of summer beginning to fade into autumn. Glean requests for apples and pears are nearly drowning […]

Plum Season

Volunteers are needed to help glean area plums this time of year. Mild winters, minimal rainfall during the growing season and low humidity conditions create productive crops. Oregon is a top […]

A video from the Portland Fruit Tree Project explaining how volunteers collect fresh fruit that grows on neighborhood trees, and drops it off at local Food Banks for distribution to those in […]

Bread Donations

Every Wednesday, a Eugene Area Gleaner volunteer picks up a donation from the Bread Stop and the Muffin Mill. We cannot predict how much bread or the types that will be donated. […]


The hazelnut is Oregon’s official state nut. Oregon is the only state that has an official state nut. Oregon hazelnuts, still called filberts by most farmers, account for 99 percent of […]

Apple Gleans

Fall is apple time in Eugene. Many varieties of apples thrive in the Willamette valley including Braeburn, which ripens in early October and stores well. Jonagold and Gala ripen in late September and […]


Blueberries are a favorite glean. It can be a challenge to locate every ripe berry on a bush but the payoff is sweet. Blueberries are high in antioxidant and vitamins […]

Great video where gleaners talk about waste over a background of photos of gleaners rescuing red lettuce from a field for distribution to food banks and soup kitchens. Ag Against […]

By KIM SEVERSON Published: June 10, 2009 The underground fruit economy is growing, based on two principles: one, it’s a shame to let fruit go to waste. And two, neighborhood […]