A fruit/vegetable picking charity?

peach sliceJennifer emails:

I recently heard about a program in Toronto called Not Far From The Tree. It seems like an awesome idea, and I was wondering if you guys had heard about anything like it here in the Albany area.

The first thing that came to our mind was the Capital District Community Gardens' Squash Hunger Program, which collects surplus produce. But we wouldn't be surprised if there are others.

Know of local program like this? Please share!

Comments

Yes, CDCG does use volunteers for "gleaning." At the end of harvest, various farmers will contact the CDCG to arrage for volunteers to pick the remaining fruit or vegetables for the Squash Hunger program.

However, everyone can participate in Squash Hunger by donating some purchased fresh produce (or something from your own garden) and dropping off at these drop-off boxes around the Capital District.

Delmar Market Place
406 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, 439-3936

Honest Weight Food Coop
484 Central Avenue
Albany, 482-2667

CDCG
40 River Street
Troy, 274-8685

Kristy's Barn
2385 Brookview Rd
Schodack, 477-6250

Hannaford Supermarket
5 Maple Road
Voorheesville, 765-2629

Hannaford Supermarket
3703 NY Highway 43
West Sand Lake, 674-2846

Delmar Farmer's Market
(Bethlehem Middle School)
Drop off Saturdays 9am-1pm
at the community table

Troy Riverfront Farmer's Market
Drop off Saturdays 9am-1pm
at the community table

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Help fixing wedding photos?

SB emails: We tied the knot recently and received our professional pictures from our photographer. We had a limited wedding budget so we weren't able... (more)

St. Vincent at Upstate Concert Hall

Just announced: St. Vincent is set to play a show at Upstate Concert Hall March 7. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 24 --... (more)

Quick trip: Beebe Hill fire tower

Here's another quick trip that could be fun this time of year: Beebe Hill and its fire tower.... (more)

Bachelorette party ideas in downtown Troy?

Christine asks via Twitter: [B]est downtown troy activities for a bachelorette type event? @CapCtyBrewCycle is weather dependent! [A]bout 14 ladies, low key, starting around 3... (more)

Morning Blend

GlobalFoundries is taking over IBM's chip fab facilities in the East Fishkill, New York and Essex Junction, Vermont. More than 5,000 IBM employees will become... (more)

Recent Comments

My guess is antenna-to-ovipositor eating (widespread entomophagy)

Help fixing wedding photos?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Katie

Drawing: Chemistry and Cocktails at miSci

...has 32 comments, most recently from Anne

St. Vincent at Upstate Concert Hall

...has 2 comments, most recently from Cori

Bachelorette party ideas in downtown Troy?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Nadine Medina

Old-World Pickling: Puckers Gourmet

...has 20 comments, most recently from Joe A