July 24, 2010
On a dusty summer evening, a large group of gleaners harvest leftover organic Walla Walla Sweet Onions from already once-farmed rows of Dan McClure's onion field west of Umapine. McClure invited the gleaners to his land to keep food from going to waste.
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That informal first summer yielded about 10,000 pounds of produce gathered by a few workers from farms, orchards and back-yard gardens.'Last year a family had six pear trees in their yard and they said we could have one tree,” recalled founding member Liz