Harvesting fresh local produce to increase access to healthy food for all islanders

Gleaning plays a big role in our mission to achieve a regenerative, equitable food system. Gleaners work with farmers to collect nutritious produce and deliver it all over the island. Our recipients include Council on Aging sites, Island Food Pantry, Serving Hands, School Cafeterias, Affordable Housing areas, and more.

Volunteer participation is flexible. Some attend once a year, and others come every week. We have many volunteers that participate regularly because of the positive impact on the community and the joy of being with others who are doing the same.

In 2018 we rescued

34,000 Pounds

of produce and delivered it free of charge to more than 20 organizations.

Since 2009 we've rescued

211,000 pounds

of produce and counting

None of this is possible without our dedicated volunteers. We need your help to continue supplying our community with fresh, quality produce.

REGISTER to become a volunteer

Harvest Volunteers join us on beautiful island farms. We provide tools, and instruction and an experienced Field Captain. Most gleans last about an hour and a half. Volunteers may keep a share of the harvest for themselves.

Processing Volunteers work as a team in commercial kitchens to wash, chop, freeze and pickle. A ServeSafe manager leads processing events.

Delivery Volunteers distribute produce to recipient organizations around the island.

Want to help us? Click here to sign up to glean.


Looking for recipe suggestions from your gleaned produce?

Patty Pan Squash- Tomato- Eggplant- Turnip- Pumpkin- Kale


Thank you to our generous local farms:

Morning Glory Farm

Whippoorwill Farm

North Tabor Farm

IGI Farm Hub

Scottish Bakehouse Farm

Slip Away Farm

The Allen Farm

Ghost Island Farm

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Contact: Marie Ambrose, Program & Volunteer Coordinator

marie@igimv.org