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Gearing Up

Snow dusted the ground this morning, and the news is warning of icy roads, but the last few weeks have been busy for Eugene Area Gleaners.  We’re gearing up for […]

Blueberry Season!

Blueberry season in the Willamette Valley runs from July to September, depending on variety. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “There are three types of blueberries: highbush, lowbush and hybrid half-high. The […]

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. […]