BY DONNA WESTFALL
It’s Saturday morning, there’s a slight mist and 5 of us went to pick apples. We forgot the camera. We had phones but forgot to take picture. We forgot a scale. But, we picked plenty of apples.
How exactly did this come about? One of the gleaners attend the gym with a woman that had 4 apple trees in her yard. 4 apple trees was far more than her family could consume. Coordinating with the Del Norte Gleaning Project allowed 5 people to have fun and while we didn’t get every last apple on those trees, we got enough to help the homeowner.
How did we estimate the weight? One woman picked up her 11 pound pooch. She picked up a bag of apples. Seemed about the same. She then sorted bags by size and weight.
Next is the distribution. Some of the organizations that will benefit: Harrington House, local Churches, Del Norte Senior Center, Our Daily Bread Ministries and Community Assistance Network.
If you have an abundance of fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs, eggs or honey, call or e-mail the Del Norte Gleaning Project. There is no reason that anyone in our town should go hungry.
If your organization can benefit from the bounty of the gleaners, also contact the Del Norte Gleaning Project.