To the Editor:
Healthy Acadia would like to thank the many generous farms who supported the 2016 Gleaning Initiative in Washington and Hancock counties. Their effort and generosity resulted in the recovery of 65,000 pounds of food, more than 200,000 servings.
That food, with a value of more than $100,000, would otherwise have gone to waste. The effort enjoyed the support of 200 volunteers in the field.
Healthy Acadia encourages community members to support the participating farms below, and other local farms, by buying local.
MDI participants include Bahner Farm, Bar Harbor Community Farms, Beech Hill Farm, Erickson Fields Preserve, Fisher Farm, J&P’s Farm Market and Peace Farm.