EAG Newsletter 4-12-2021




Thanks to Misha Fuller for taking the lead on this fundraiser. She will start planning in earnest later this month. In the meantime, you can start saving stuff you were planning to donate to a thrift store. If you can help with tasks like making signs, collecting donations, pricing, staffing, etc., comment here:






Kathryn Barnes dropped off small bags of nutmeg, powdered ginger, and garlic powder to the bread barn at 1242 Garfield. Here is her late mother’s bread pudding recipe—a great way to use up stale bread:



When you’ve got dandelions, make dandelion jelly:

Video: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2830528770534051/

Recipe: https://www.homestead-acres.com/how-to-make-dandelion-jelly/


Use up extra whipping cream by making sour cream:




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. 


Groundworks Organic veggies this week include broccoli raab, Swiss chard, assorted types of kale, mint, radishes, and lettuce. Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer before touching the produce.  

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, along with deli items. Check the cooler for gluten-free treats from Elegant Elephant.

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. 




The first glean of spring is on the calendar and already filled:


Friday, April 16: Organic Leeks (Walterville area)


COVID-19 requirements: Gleaners will need to wash their hands on arrival, wear a mask while at the site, and wear disposable gloves while harvesting.

Before signing up, please read the entire description carefully. It will include things like equipment needed, how the glean will be split, whether children can come, and so on.

Gleans are posted to the Facebook group and email list. Signup is first-come, first-serve. If you are on the backup list, you will get a call or message if anyone needs to cancel.



Four-part video message from Board President Brandy Collier explaining various legal and other issues around our work:


Part 1:



Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2828341814086080/



Part 3: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2828349094085352/


Part 4: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2828351914085070/



Stevie Miller has started a wait list for the next round of meat boxes 



Master Gardener online plant sale (through April 19):



Dahlias and more, May 8, 10am-4pm, at the Key Bank near Bi-Mart on River Road:



April gardening tasks courtesy of the OSU Extension Service:






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.


Unused paper lunch bags and plastic bread 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):





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



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.