Have you ever wondered what happens to the leftover food that does not get sold during the Everett Farmers Market? This year the Everett Farmers Market is partnering with Project Harvest, who come at the end of the market day to collect food so it can be utilized in many ways and nothing goes to waste.
Project Harvest is striving to increase access to nutritious food in the community. They are connecting local growers, farmers markets, food banks, and volunteers to create produce gleaning opportunities here in Snohomish County. They recognize that access to fresh produce is particularly hard for those on a limited budget. Our goal is to make nutritious options more accessible to all members of the community.
Project Harvest recruits and trains volunteers to harvest surplus produce, whether out in the field, farmers market, or even in your backyard. This is a great opportunity to ensure that all the produce farmers nurture has the chance to make it to a plate, while fighting food insecurity in our community.
They are still looking for a couple other volunteers to possibly help with the process? If you’d like to volunteer contact Sarah Gordon of Project Harvest – Snohomish County Gleaning Coordinator Everett
To find out more go to http://bit.do/projectharvestsnoco or their Facebook page