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

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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.


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