EAG Newsletter 2-22-2021




Eva Bolin, who is very active in the group and often steps up when no one else is able, recently had surgery and would greatly benefit from having some meals delivered to her for the next couple of weeks while she heals! If you would like to help out but cooking just is NOT your jam, this website also takes financial donations she can use to have restaurants deliver her meals as well!


If money is tight and you still want to help out, check this Facebook post:



Reminder: Join the Butcher Block Facebook subgroup for discussion on all things meat (hunting, fishing, harvesting, etc.).


We are still looking for a leader for a turkey glean!


Please be sure to add the glean date to your receipts. New receipts have a space for the date, but if you have old ones, write the date across the top or in the comments.


IMPORTANT: For our tax records, please make sure you are signing out what you take! And please be specific—write 2 sliced, 1 buns, 1 bag bagels, etc., rather than just “bread.”

Garfield bread barn will be locked between 8 pm and 8 am daily.

Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer provided when visiting a drop site. Take only what you need, and only one sweet item per family. Also be sure to note what you take (be specific) on the sign-out sheet.

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.

NEW! Junction City: 93953 Pitney Lane

Springfield: 2445 Laralee St.

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.

South Eugene: 2830 Potter

Welcome back, Groundworks Organic! Look in the bins and fridge for carrots, radishes, daikon, savoy cabbage various types of greens, and a few Brussels sprouts. Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer before touching the produce.

Drop sites also have sliced loaves, sweets, hot dog buns, bagels, cinnamon bread, and English muffins from regular donors Orowheat, Bread Stop, Winco, and Lox, Stock, and Bagels. Also watch for sweet bread ends from My Mother’s Kitchen.

1242 Garfield: Breads, grains, beans, crackers, raisins and baby food are in the barn. Sweets will now be located in the carport.

The fridge has greens, milk, and some prepared food from a grocery deli. Bananas are in the freezer.

Signout sheet is in the shed on second shelf at eye level. Please sign out what you take from the shed, fridge, and carport area. Masks are available at the barn if you forget yours.

2445 Laralee: Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage. Check the fridge for bananas, milk, and other perishables (please be sure to close the door so they don’t thaw).

2830 Potter: Look in the little cabinet by the front door.

93953 Pitney Lane: Bread is on the back porch on metal shelves, along with veggies as available.


Here are some gleaner suggestions for using all the radishes from Groundwork Organics:

Greens: Turn them into pesto by adding a bit of lime juice and salt. Works for just about any green—carrot tops, kale stems, etc. You can also wash, chop, and freeze the greens to use in smoothies.

Pickles: Great on tacos. Recipe works for all sorts of veggies:


Ferment: Use a simple saltwater brine (1 tsp salt/1 cup water), or make kimchi:


 Roasting in the oven tames their spiciness:


 Or shred and cook like hash browns.


Paper lunch bags needed to package bagels for Lox, Stock, and Bagels. If you can help, please leave your package at 1242 Garfield and note that in the comments on this post:


All food items must be 6 inches or more off the ground, so we are looking for 1 x 6 boards to create a platform for the veggie bins at the drop sites.  If you can help out, comment here or email Marie Summers eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com.



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:


Fred Meyer. If you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you can designate a percentage of every purchase you make to the Eugene Area Gleaners. Go to 


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.

BottleDrop Blue Bags.  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. You can also donate money to the Gleaners from a regular green bag account.

Gleaner Stickers. 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:



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