Virginia Day of Gleaning

August 20, 2013 | By More

Come learn about gleaning and help feed the hungry!

The Governor has proclaimed Thursday, August 22, 2013, as the Commonwealth Day of Gleaning.

Find a farm near you on the list below and join others to help gather extra produce from the fields to help field hungry children and families across Virginia.

Participating Farms

Mt. Olympus Farm

Mary West

23298 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Ruther Glen, VA 22546

Contact: Jacqueline Pugh 804-448-4657


A. J. Gross and Sons

Ronnie Gross

6817 Wheats Valley Road

Bedford, VA 24523

Contact: Wade Mays 434-610-7323


Reese Farm, Inc.

Hudson Reese

8125 James D. Hagwood Hwy

Scottsburg, VA 24589

Contact: Martha Reed 434-294-3002


Willowland Farm

Walter Thompson

339 Potts Spring Road

Dundas, VA 23938

Contact: Amanda Rich 757-284-5107


Brookdale Farm

Tom Baker

2060 Vaughan Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Contact: Sharon Wallace- 757-546-4646


Cullipher’s Farm

Michael Cullipher

1444 Princess Anne Road

P.O. Box 7130

Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Contact: Sharon Wallace- 757-546-4646


Scott Morris Farm, LLC

Scott & Nelson Morris

1872 Pleasant Ridge Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Contact: Sharon Wallace- 757-546-4646


Crown Orchard

Henry Chiles

P.O. Box 299

Batesville, VA 22924

5861 Piedmont Apple Lane

Covesville, VA 22934

Contact: Jim Hassmer 434-466-4375


Cline’s Farm

Bill Cline

1920 Hopewell Road

Clearbrook, VA 22624

Contact: Betty Heishman 540-336-2177


Brady’s Market

Deborah Goad

1096 Buffalo View Road

Hillsville, VA 24343

Contact: Karen Dennis 276-620-9446


Parker Farms/River Bank, LLC

Rod Parker

1647 Kings Highway

Oak Grove, VA 22443

Contact: Lance Burton 804-724-9709


Learn more about gleaning efforts at SoSA

The Commonwealth Day of Gleaning is being supported by the first lady’s FLITE Foundation and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Content courtesy of the Virginia Food System Council.

Category: Events, Volunteer

About the Author ()

Gayle Mitchell is a Market Manager for the Fredericksburg CIty Farmers Market. She grew up on small farms in Arkansas and Virginia. She has called Fredericksburg home for more than 20 years.

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