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About the berry recovery project

One in seven Oregonians face hunger. At the same time, thousands of pounds of fruit go to waste each year. That’s why the Berry Recovery Project is addressing food waste & hunger with berry industry-specific solutions.

The Berry Recovery Project connects producers with trained & industry-endorsed volunteer harvest crews who work according to GAP, FSMA, and other industry standards for food safety and on-farm practices. After the crews harvest, they deliver the fruit to food redistribution centers, where it will be passed on to those who need it most.

The Berry Recovery Project also connects processors with food distribution groups, facilitating low-hassle donations of surplus shelf stable and frozen berries.

It’s a win-win for everybody. I’d definitely recommend {this project} to any other growers who are in the same situation and have some extra that they don’t want to just let drop on the ground. It goes to good use.
— Andy Liner, Halls Ferry Farm
 

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For food access groups

 

2018 - 2019 GROWER & PRocessor DONORS

Growers and processors who donated either fresh, shelf stable, or frozen fruit to the community through the Berry Recovery Project

Goddick Family Farm

Unger Farms

Townsend Farms

Forest Hills Farms

Halls Ferry Farm

Zorn Farms

Stahlbush Island Farms

North Willamette Research and Extension Center

2018 - 2019 pounds of berries donated: 7,967