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What is gleaning?
Basically it means gathering bit by bit, and can be relating to either information or objects. But, it also has a historical meaning of gathering leftover produce after a harvest. In this day and age, however, it is a term that is also used not only just for leftover produce, but for thrown away or totally unused produce (or even other food items, for that matter). Dumpster diving can even be considered a form of gleaning.
Healthy Food for All is a community-based food recovery effort. We collect excess produce from farms and prepared foods from corporate cafeterias that would otherwise go to waste. We clean and repackage this food at the FEED Kitchens and then distribute it to food pantries and neighborhoods all over Madison, WI.
- UW-Extension Food Business Network (FoodBIN)
- UW-Extension Community Food Systems Team
- Food Safety & Health UW-Extension, UW-Madison food safety resource
- Be Food Safe
- Fight Bac!
- National Center for Home Food Preservation (University of Georgia)
- Preserving Food at Home Safe & Healthy
- Food Safety and Inspection Service (Spanish resources available)
Links and Partners
- UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED)
- Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN)
- Wisconsin Business Incubation Association (WBIA)
- National Business Incubation Association (NBIA)
- Food and Beverage (FAB) Wisconsin
- UW-Extension Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
- Something Special From Wisconsin (SSFW)
The Wisconsin Food Processing Guide presents a comprehensive array of topics that must be considered by the food entrepreneur. It provides a point of reference and reflection for those starting up, scaling up, or even those who are just dreaming (120 pages; 2016).
Author(s): Jenifer A. Buckley, Elena M. Byrne
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