Gleaning - Farm to Pantry. Photo: The Perennial Plate
Gleaning with Farm to Pantry. Photo: The Perennial Plate

The Perennial Plate: Adventurous and Sustainable Eating – Episode 64: California Gleaning
Northern California is a bountiful area. So bountiful that there are often leftovers. This is usually the case with most farms. In order to make way for bad yields, bad weather, and unexpected disasters, (or just to make sure they have enough to satisfy their customers), most farms will end up with more than they can sell. What happens to all that extra produce? In the case of Healdsburg California, an organization called Farm to Pantry picks it, packs it up and delivers it to various locations “in need.” It’s selfless, necessary and wonderful. Watch this video to follow the food from harvest to rehab center.

  • Andrew Sigal

    FarmToPantry is doing awesome work! There are a number of other gleaning organizations in other parts of the state as well.

    In addition, we recently started an organization called FoodPool ( to promote donating backyard garden produce to food banks and food pantries here in California and across the country. Please check out for details.

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