Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. FoodCloud Hubs has run successful gleaning projects in 2017 and 2018.

If you have farmland with surplus produce and wish to work with FoodCloud  on our gleaning projects, please email: [email protected]

FoodCloud Hubs first successful gleaning pilot took place in October 2017 and has been followed by a number of dates with Meade Potato Company.

The establishment of our gleaning network is supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland.

FoodCloud works with our gleaning partners to find suitable dates and locations for picking the surplus vegetables, as well as recruiting volunteers and ensuring that all the gleaned food goes to local charities who will use it.

We also support the work of Falling Fruit Ireland, who harvest the seasonal glut of apples, pears, plums, nuts and other fruit that would otherwise not be picked throughout the Dublin area, and countrywide, and direct it to charities catering for those in need.

For more details on how FoodCloud works with farms and food producers on gleaning projects, please email [email protected]