To the Editor,
Re: Gleaners gear up for picking season, June 30.
We had the gleaners out last summer, when we were lucky enough to have a bumper crop of peas – four acres that we’d planted for a green manure saw a wet cool spring produce more than we’d hoped for.
The gleaners were keen, shared the pickings with us and we in turn passed a cut along to the Women’s Institute, which sold them at the Cedar farmer’s market.
Everyone got a good amount at a cheap price or in-kind.
And the gleaners have to be credited for making it happen and for being well-organized, enthusiastic and polite, and bubbling over with energy.
It was great and we’ll be calling on their services again this year if the plums and apples come through like we’re expecting.
Thank you Lee Sanmiya and Nanaimo Foodshare – great job for everyone’s benefit.
Laurie Gourlay, Jackie Moad