The 5th Annual Commonwealth Day of Gleaning
August 18, 2016
Many farms and orchards around the state of Virginia will again participate, along with the Department of Agriculture, and the Virginia Food Bank System. This day highlights the part farms and orchards play in feeding the populace, and focuses on the many Virginia growers who donate some of their crops to feed the hungry in the Commonwealth.
Individuals and groups that would like to join SoSA in gleaning on this special day need to contact Sarah Ramey, Virginia Program Coordinator, to let her know which farm you wish to glean at, and to get further information.
Participating farms and orchards include: (click on any marker)
- Brady’s Farm Market, Hillsville
- Crown Orchard, Covesville
- Cullipher Farm Market, Virginia Beach
- A. J. Gross & Sons Orchard, Bedford
- Johnson’s Orchards, Bedford
- Marker-Miller Orchards, Winchester
- Mt. Olympus Farm, Ruther Glen
Endorced by the Virginia Secretary of Agriculture & Consumer Services and the First Lady of Virginia
“Using Virginia’s quality agricultural resources to help end food insecurity in the Commonwealth helps an important cause while showcasing our great farms,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore. “The Governor and First Lady’s commitment to bridging the nutritional divide in Virginia with projects like the Day of Gleaning continues the mission of ending hunger in the Commonwealth.”
“The annual Day of Gleaning helps demonstrate the strong commitment we have to combatting hunger and food insecurity in Virginia,” said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. “Using our diverse and abundant agricultural resources to make healthy and organic produce available for those in need is an innovative way to minimize hunger and bridge the nutritional divide in the Commonwealth.”