The Merrymeeting Gleaners have organized 5 Sharing Tables this year in Bath, Bowdoin, Brunswick, Harpswell, and Topsham. The Bowdoin and Harpswell tables have started, and the others will begin in July. Produce comes from Goranson Farm, Growing to Give, Fairwinds Farm, LOCAL Garden, Six River Farm and Whatley Farm. Please thank these farmers! Learn more about each Sharing Table below.
Labor Requests. If you are a farmer, producer or processor, you can request a work day from the gleaners in exchange for a food donation. Complete this labor request form to request assistance. Email us with any questions!
There are many ways to volunteer with the Gleaners - learn more and sign up here! Two Master Gardener Volunteers are helping build a database for managing gleaning stats and volunteer records which will allow us to provide more accurate and detailed data to farms and recipients.
We are so excited to have Anne McKee, a Bowdoin intern, working with us through July!
With your help, we will provide healthy local produce to ALL 14 towns in our service area in 2019!
After a successful pilot Sharing Table in 2018 at the Patten Free Library in Bath, area farms donating produce to support five sharing tables in 2019!
In each location tables are set up once a week in the afternoon or early evening by volunteers with gleaned produce. Produce is free and patrons are encouraged to take what they need, leaving the rest for someone else. Please bring your own bags. We believe that everyone should have access to nutritious food and the Sharing Table is an equitable answer to the need we see in our communities.
Tables will run through the growing season, typically from July - October. The Bowdoin Sharing Table is an exception as it will run year-round. Detailed information about each table can be found on these flyers.
PLEASE SHARE THESE FLYERS AND THANK THE FARMERS!
Brunswick Sharing Table: Growing to Give (Brunswick)
Harpswell Sharing Table: Growing to Give (Brunswick)