As an Ashland resident, and regular shopper at the Ashland Farmer's Market, I am deeply grateful for the availability of fresh, local produce from the wonderful farms near us. Not every one has that advantage. Some less fortunate folks live in "food deserts" and experience food insecurity.
I am doing a bike ride fundraiser in September to support the Boston Area Gleaners who help with this issue. To learn more about this thoughtful group and to support them through my ride, go to my fundraising page.
Did you know that the Upswing Farm, one of the farms at the Ashland Farmer's Market, donates some of their harvest to the Boston Area Gleaners? (see their blog post for more)
I'm doing this ride to bring awareness to the Boston Area Gleaners, to educate about the need for their efforts, to help raise money to support them, and to let folks know that volunteers for harvesting with them are welcome!
Thank you for your contributions of time and money, and spreading the word about this.