Gleaning (i.e. mindfulness, waste minimization, being resourceful, treasuring ephemeral abundance, thinking ahead while putting the time in now, etc. etc.) is a good idea. Check out this new project idea, a gleaning restaurant/reprocessing kitchen in Putney, VT, which you can support if you like:
Talk about commitment to valuing local foods, all year long! Putting food by is not for everybody, sure-- but making that work available to a broader range of folks and more eyes in the community-- Brilliant! Good luck, The Gleanery!