EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 7-19-2021
MASKS AT DROP SITES
Please continue to wear masks at the drop sites and when picking up donations, unless specifically informed that no mask is needed. We are guests at these locations and want to be careful to respect their preferences.
DROP SITE PREP PARTY
Comment here if you can help level a pad for a bread shed at the new Eugene drop site at 1557 Quaker St:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: MEMBER ORIENTATION
Rose Jacobs will host a member orientation on Tuesday, August 3, at 6 pm PT, followed by a pressure canning demo! The orientation will be held at Central Grange (corner for Central and Fleck Rd. in Veneta) with a Zoom option for those who can’t attend in person.
Before you sign up, please read the glean description for important details such as the mask policy.
As more gleans appear on the calendar, please participate as you are able. If you don’t want or need what is gleaned, you can donate it to the group. Be sure to read the glean requirements before you sign up.
Monday, July 19: Vegetables in Walterville (Organic Redneck)
Tuesday, July 20: Applies in west Eugene
Tuesday, July 20, Blueberries off Harlow in Eugene
Wednesday, July 21, Blueberries off Clear Lake Road
Wednesday, July 21, Blueberries in Fall Creek
Thursday, July 22, Blueberries off Clear Lake Road
Friday, July 23, Vegetables in Walterville (Organic Redneck)
Be sure to watch the Facebook group and email list for other gleans.
If you’re interested in being a glean leader, please contact Brandy Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT THE DROP SITES
IMPORTANT: Please continue to wear your mask while at a site and use the hand sanitizer provided.
Please use the OUT sheet to record what you take. Just put a tally mark next to the appropriate category for each item you take (for example, loaf of bread, jug of milk, bunch of lettuce or carrots,etc.).
Take only what you need, and only one sweet item per family. Please take only what has been posted as available on Facebook or the email list.
Check to make sure the refrigerator/freezer and the bread shed doors are closed securely.
Also please return grain jars and lids to the drop sites when empty so they can be refilled.
NOTE: The 1235 River Road site is on hold. The owner will be out of town for most of the summer. Stay tuned to the email list and Facebook group for updates on where to pick up in Eugene.
Sites are open for visits from dawn to dusk, unless noted below:
Eugene: 1557 Quaker, 8 am to 8 pm
Fridge and shelves are located in the driveway and along the fenceline to the right. Work is ongoing to add a shed, sign-out sheet, etc.
All other items in the side yard are personal property. Please stay off the porch of the house.
Eugene: 1242 Garfield St., 8 am to 8 pm
Bread, vegetables, and other items are in the bread barn to the left of the driveway. The carport is no longer in use. Video tour: https://youtu.be/SDfXdU3RvCA
South Eugene: 2830 Potter
Look in the little cabinet by the front door. Video tour: https://youtu.be/vW81TJMcyjs
Springfield: 2445 Laralee St., 7 am to 9 pm
Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage. Video tour: https://youtu.be/iKMg0CuNnQE
Springfield: 845 25th Place
Bread and grains, beans, and dry goods on the right side of the house. Park on the street.
Video tour: https://youtu.be/H62bApo9OzQ
Thurston (Springfield): 5972 Mt. Vernon, 9 am to 8 pm
At the end of a long shared driveway. Park on the street facing down hill or park on the left side of the driveway. Be careful not to block the neighbors. You can block the host. Video tour:
Junction City: 93963 Pitney Lane
Bread and other items are on the back porch in the two cupboards and the refrigerator. There’s currently a variety of bread and lots of vegetables.
Delivered this past week:
Tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumbers, and more thanks to Organic Redneck and Laurelwood Academy, plus some food boxes from the schools. And eggs from Toni Rakestraw!
Sliced loaves, English muffins, and buns thanks to regular donors Bread Stop, Orowheat, Winco, and Lox, Stocks, and Bagels. Also sweet bread ends from My Mother’s Kitchen at 1242 Garfield. Assorted snacks and deli items from anonymous donors.
Check the shelves for assorted grains and beans (thanks to Ly Le and Barbara DiJeannine for keeping the grain shelves stocked!).
Bottle Drop Blue Bags are available at the Springfield and Eugene drop sites: 2445 Laralee and 1242 Garfield. When you’ve filled it with returnable bottles and cans, bring it back to the drop site or deliver directly to a nearby Bottle Drop.
Thank you to the Drop Site Clean Team for keeping everything clean and organized!
The Bookkeeper volunteer position is open. Learn more here:
GLEANER YARD SIGNS
Gleaner signs will be ready as soon as the H-frames arrive. Sign up here if you’d like to get one:
Grapefruit Sour mix and cocktail recipes from Siera Kaup:
How to make limeade:
Confetti vegetable pasta:
Lemon zucchini cake:
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Show off what’s growing in your garden:
And learn some fun gardening facts:
Want to learn to can? Join Brandy Collier for one-on-one sessions:
Comment here if you’re interested in joining a tuna buy later this summer:
Stevie Miller has pork, hamburger, soup bones, and more available:
HELP A GLEANER
Veronica VanAndel’s dog Gizmo is in pain and needs surgery. Donate at the link below if you can help:
ONGOING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon, check your settings to make sure qualifying purchases are counted toward donations to the Gleaners. In the Accounts & Lists tab on your Amazon page, select Your AmazonSmile, search for Eugene Area Gleaners, and add it as your Smile charity. Then when you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. Or use this link to automatically credit the Gleaners:
Gleaner stickers. Help raise funds and represent the gleaners with this 2” x 6” sticker! Stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Order here:
If you would like to donate a sticker to another gleaner unable to buy one, you can do so below—write “donation” in the comment section. If you cannot afford a sticker but would like one, request one below (all donation stickers are sent out as they are provided by generous members of our community):
New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card.
If you don’t have a Rewards Card, you can get one at the customer service desk at any Fred Meyer. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account, search for Eugene Area Gleaners either by name or LF227 and then click Enroll.
ABOUT THE GLEANERS
Here is the link to the Gleaner Handbook:
To help you find what you need, below are the various Facebook groups associated with the Eugene Area Gleaners.
Eugene Area Gleaners main group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners
Eugene Area Gleaners public page: https://www.facebook.com/EugeneAreaGleaners
EAG Board of Directors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagbod/
EAG Drop Site Hosts & Transporters: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagdropsite/
EAG Glean Leaders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaggls
EAG Butcher’s Block: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagmeat/
EAG BST & Traveling Boxes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugspf4free
EAG Auction Planning: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagauction
EAG Fundraising Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/163647294468495
EAG Grant Writing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaggrants