Gleaning – 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, is a practice described in the Hebrew Bible that became a legally enforced entitlement…. (Wikipedia)
Are you familiar with the Boston Area Gleaners? They harvest surplus farm crops and donate to dozens of area food banks, meal programs, & low-income markets, preventing waste and nourishing local families. Tonight’s special dinner at Mei Mei in Boston is an “ALLocal dinner” served to raise awareness around the benefits and challenges of seasonal cooking and promote local agriculture and seafood, by highlighting local food and local food systems. The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) defines local as the New England regional food system. Come, enjoy and glean something about gleaning in the Boston Area Gleaner‘s area!
Location: Mei Mei Restaurant, 506 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
Time: 5:30-6:00PM Registration, Social, Introductions by Chef and Farmer
Menu: 8 family style dishes
Travel: Closest MBTA Stop: Fenway T. Street parking is metered.
Beneficiary: Boston Local Food Program