The Produce Isn’t Pretty, but It’s Edible

photo (23)

SEATTLE — BENJAMIN RASMUS cycled 850 miles over 10 days around Washington State last year to promote gleaning, or gathering edible produce left behind in fields after harvest.

“It was for work, can you believe it?” he said, laughing as he drove down Highway 202. “I had eight bike stops — all in communities that have gleaning projects.”

Besides being an avid cyclist, Mr. Rasmus is a program director for Rotary First Harvest, a nonprofit group based in Seattle that connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and food banks for hunger relief. Lately, he has been occupied with a special project called Harvest Against Hunger, focused on gleaning.

For the full article, please go to the New York Times.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s