05-23-17 RMFU: Survey On Produce Gleaning Has Its Rewards

RMFU: Survey On Produce Gleaning Has Its Rewards

Produce farmers! Fill out this very brief survey for your chance to win a Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) annual membership or one of two $50 gift cards. The survey is a collaboration between UpRoot, LiveWell Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to find out more about farmers’ current practices and feelings towards gleaning. The survey is part of a larger   study that aims to find out:

What incentivizes farmers to donate excess produce?

If state-sponsored tax credits, such as the CO Charitable Crops Donation Act, are incentivizing donations and which farmers are using them?

How we can create a gleaning model that benefits farmers as much as people in need of fresh food?

Please share this survey with your networks, and take the survey yourself if you are a produce grower. Here is a link to the survey, and to the article about gleaning written by Jimmy Dula for the NFU Beginning Farmer’s Forum. The survey only takes 5-minutes to complete and, upon completion, you will be entered to win an RMFU membership or one of two $50 gift cards!

Please email ciara@uprootcolorado.org with any questions.