The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water resources and the growing agricultural industry.
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Andrzejczak Harvests Tomatoes, Eggplants to Increase Awareness of Gleaning
Is Also Sponsoring Legislation to Increase Public AwarenessAssembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bob Andrzejczak visited a wholesale produce farm recently to get his hands dirty -- literally -- harvesting leftover and "ugly" tomatoes and eggplants in an effort to highlight gleaning in the Garden State.
Gleaning is the process of picking and collecting leftover produce that isn't market ready, either because it isn't ripe enough at harvest time or it has cosmetic flaws, and distributing it to individuals in need.
"Every day in New Jersey, more than one million people are considered food insecure -- they don't know where their next meal will be coming from," said Andrzejczak (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland)…