EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 4-5-2021
SPRING BUNNY BASKETS IN THE WORKS
Thanks to everyone who helped with the bunny basket project! This year 75 baskets were distributed to happy gleaner kids!
Thanks to Kathryn Barnes for dropping off small bags of spices (look in the bread barn at 1242 Garfield). Spices include:
- onion powder
- Italian seasoning
- granulated garlic powder
- red pepper flakes
Kathryn also posted some recipes to give you ideas on how to use the spices.
Cheesy garlic bread with herbs is a great way to dress up French bread or regular sliced bread:
AT THE DROP SITES
IMPORTANT: For our tax records, please make sure you sign out what you take! And please be specific—write 2 sliced, 1 buns, 1 bag bagels, etc., rather than just “bread.”
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. 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.
Sites are open for visits from dawn to dusk, unless noted below:
Springfield: 2445 Laralee St., 7 am to 9 pm
Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage.
Eugene: 1242 Garfield St., 8 am to 8 pm (bread barn is locked after 8)
Signout sheet is in the shed on the 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.
South Eugene: 2830 Potter
Look in the little cabinet by the front door.
Junction City: 93953 Pitney Lane
Bread and other items are on the back porch on metal shelves, along with veggies as available.
NEW! 845 25th Place, Springfield. Currently, you can pick up grains, beans, and dry goods, including TVP, pinto beans, soy beans, white wheat, veggie stew, and beef bouillon.
Drop sites also have sliced loaves, sweets, buns, and bagels from regular donors Orowheat, Bread Stop, Winco, and Lox, Stock, and Bagels. Sweet bread ends from My Mother’s Kitchen are in the fridge.
Thanks to Food for Lane County, coordinator Eva Bolin, and all the transporters who delivered the food boxes last Friday. The boxes held milk, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, hotdogs, meatballs, and chicken, plus bags of potatoes, onions, carrots, apples and oranges! In addition, each drop site received a variety of dessert items (see photo) and random dairy products. Check in the fridge for any remaining dairy. There may also be some sweets left!
Groundworks Organic veggies this week include lettuce, collards, kale, chard, mustard flowers, bok choy, oregano, mint, and more!. Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer before touching the produce.
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.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Here’s a list of beekeeping gleaners who can help rehome swarms of bees that will be on the move this spring:
Huang Haisu posted a dumpling recipe that makes good use of the greens from Groundwork Organics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2825368334383428/
Stevie Miller is selling grass fed and grain finished 90/10 hamburger (not organic certified) in 1 or 2 pound packages for $3/pound. This week’s pickup opportunity was this morning, but you can put your name in for future deliveries here:
There’s also half a cow available, with potential to split into quarters:
Mark your calendars for April 24! Earth Week community fair and garden dedication at the Annie Mims Community Garden North, located at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 255 Maxwell:
ONGOING DROP SITE NEEDS
Used canning lids and rings, both small and wide mouth, are needed for distribution of grains and dried foods. You can leave at the Garfield drop site, along with empty jars. Please hold off on dropping plastic containers for the grain project—there are currently plenty on hand.
Paper lunch bags are 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 [email protected].
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.
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:
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):
ABOUT THE GLEANERS
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
SPOTLIGHT ON BUTCHER’S BLOCK
The Butcher’s Block Facebook group is a resource page for members of EAG to post pictures of meat gleans and hunting expeditions, and discuss butchering processes.
We may cross-post meat deals and gleans here to reach a targeted audience, but they can still be found in the main Facebook and email groups.