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Market Gleaning

Ballard Farmer’s Market Produce for the Ballard Food Bank

We collect donations of produce from the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market, which operates year-round. We collect extra produce from the Ballard Farmers Market vendors at the end of each Sunday’s market and deliver it to the nearby Ballard Food Bank, thus supplying hungry folks with fresh, local and generally organic produce. It’s fun and makes a tangible difference!

Volunteers Welcome!

The commitment is from 2:45pm to 5pm on Sundays. We’d like to build our volunteer group so that everyone commits to just one Sunday a month, but we’ll work with whatever schedule works for you.  If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 2:45pm – 5:00pm, contact Jill.

 

Last year, the 2019 Seattle Farmers Market Association Community Impact statement reported our volunteers processed 6,185 pounds of produce from the Market to the Ballard Food Bank. In combination with Wallingford and Madrona Farmers Markets, the economic impact over 2019 was $17,691!  Thanks to the generosity of the farmers and the time and energy of the Gleaning Team, all this food was diverted from the compost pile and into the shopping baskets of the Food Bank. Many thanks to our team of volunteers and high school student helpers!

Food donors in 2018 include:
A.C.M.A. Mission Orchards
Alvarez Organic Farms
Booth Canyon Orchard
Collins Family Orchards
Collinswood
Foothills Farm
Growing Washington
Hayton Farms Berries
Kallstrom Sweet Corn
Kirsop Farm
Lyall Farms
Magana Farms
Martin Family Orchard
Nash’s Organic Produce
One Leaf Farm
Red Barn Farm
River Run Farm
Sea Wolf Bakery
Shong Chao’s Farm
Sidhu Farms
Sno Valley Mushrooms
Spring Rain Farm & Orchard
Stokesberry Sustainable Farm
Tall Grass Bakery
Urban Sanctuary Farm