Miller Farms has been involved in “Gleaning” for many years. Gleaning is when one person or a group of people go into a farmer’s field and harvest whatever there is left after market to take and give to the poor.
This past year, we have hosted individuals, future Farmer’s of America (150 young farmers from all over the U.S.!), the United States Farm Bureau (100 volunteers strong), Tyson Foods (another 100 strong) and Bancroft Elementary School (yet another 100 folks!).
The crops they harvested were kale, collards, turnips, mustard, eggplant and some squash.
We would love to host you or your group at our farm for our next Gleaning!
At Miller Farms, we take all of our #2 produce, day old donuts and other bakery items to give to the poor, central kitchens and others.
Everything that we have, God has given us. It’s time to give some back!
Deuteronomy: Chapter 24; Verses 19-21:“…says to the farmer not harvest your crop a second time; to leave some for the aliens, orphans and the widows.”
For more information on our gleaning program please call us at at 301-399-5485. Thank You!