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©2019 by East Tennessee Gleaners Co-op

GLEANING

It's more about preventing would-be waste.

Gleaning is the act of going out to the farm fields and harvesting surplus produce that the farmers will not harvest for market. In Biblical times, farmers would not harvest the outer edges of their fields and vineyards leaving the food for orphans, widows and travelers to pick. In the modern day, gleaning is more about preventing would-be waste.me. 

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