Gleaners needed

The harvest is rolling in, and Haywood Gleaners is looking for volunteers to help get the leftovers from the field to the mouths of those who need it.

Haywood Gleaners works with producers to identify fields that have recently been harvested. Volunteers then come pick anything left behind and deliver it to a variety of organizations that help those in need.

Gleans typically begin in August. Volunteers are also needed on Saturdays and Wednesdays to help pick up unsold goods from participating farmers markets in Waynesville and Canton.

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Back Then with George Ellison

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    One of the Smokies’ finest poets Editor’s note: This Back Then column by George Ellison first appeared in the Feb. 15, 2012, edition of The Smoky Mountain News. Olive Tilford Dargan is fairly well known in literary circles as the author of From My Highest Hill (1941), a delightful collection of autobiographical…
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