Community Harvesters at Regenerating Sonora


Community Harvesters are a team of local food systems developers. Leveraging Regenerative Development and Circular Economy principles and practices, they launch and manage programs that realize the potential of our edible desert.

Programs Include:

  • Gleaning: Community Harvesters glean and process food from partner households who are growing a surplus. Food is then sold at the local Farmer’s Market, maximizing the potential of otherwise wasted food, and adding to the diversity of supply at the market. Funds from sales are reinvested back into tending our partner’s gardens and covering our overhead for the program. 
  • Farmer’s Market support: Along with providing significant food supply for the Superior Farmer’s Market, Community Harvesters also supply many of the smiling faces who staff it. We bring these events to life with live music and the occasional dance party. 
  • Community Gardens: After identifying a number of community members wanting to participate, the Harvesters are birthing the first community food garden to start a local network of additional gardens to come. To support the effort, community members are lending space, equipment and saving their food scraps for compost building. 

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