Almost A Decade of Gleaning

We strive to provide fresh produce to those we serve all year long, and that is made possible by the generosity of local farmers’ markets. For eight years, four farmers from the Warrenton and Archwood Green Barns Farmers’ Markets have been donating excess produce to Seven Loaves from May to November, and we appreciate every pound we receive!

On Saturday’s, the Gonzales Farm and St. Anthony’s Farm have anything from tomatoes to cantaloupes perfectly organized and available for our driver to pick up at the end of the Warrenton Market. On Sunday’s, Santa Cruz Produce and Hess Family Farm at Archwood Green Barns provides us with produce such as eggplants and the record breaking 1,000 plus pounds of peaches donated last year! All of these farms are family owned and operated. They understand the need in their communities and give not to get recognition, but to provide their nutritional harvest to the fullest extent. These farmers have become a part of the Seven Loaves family, and we appreciate not only their beautiful produce, but their friendship as well. These farmers ask for nothing in return, but our volunteer drivers show their appreciation by helping break down and cleaning up the stands at both locations.

We would like to thank the Gonzales Farm, St. Anthony’s Farm, Hess Family Farm and Santa Cruz Produce for being a vital part of Seven Loaves’ mission! Your donations help further our goal to provide fresh and nutritional food to those in need.