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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

New program to glean fresh produce for Keene food pantry sees success

Anyone who appreciates seeing good news in the media (as I do) will appreciate this, especially if you care about people and farms in the Monadnock Region. Check out this week's Keene Sentinel article about the Community Kitchen's new gleaning program. Sarah Harpster, the program coordinator, is a great example of leadership on the way to a more resilient community.





Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:00 pm | Updated: 5:01 pm, Wed Sep 4, 2013.


By Kyle Jarvis Sentinel Staff







Potatoes, apples and squash that may have been thrown out or used as animal feed can now go to local people in need.




The extra, fresh produce is being collected as part of the new Monadnock Gleaning program at The Community Kitchen in Keene.




The goal is for farmers, or even backyard gardeners, to share the bounty that might otherwise go to waste with clients of the Keene food pantry.


Sarah A. Harpster of Keene was hired by the kitchen in July to coordinate the program. She or volunteers collect the food and br…