Last night, Food Forward loops harvested 263lbs of grapefruit, oranges & apples from a home in Woodland Hills – our very first with turtles, who seem to enjoy the fruit as much as we do 🙂
The last few weeks, our fruit loops have been busy harvesting fruit, fruit and more fruit all over Los Angeles to help feed the hungry and June is off to a great start!
Just before Memorial Day, we had a huge harvesting weekend in Northridge & Sylmar which brought in over 2,000lbs of grapefruit, oranges & lemons… The fruit loops were off for the long holiday weekend and then back in Sherman Oaks this past week for more grapefruits.
Today was Day 1 of our juicy fruit weekend bonanza with JF & CQ harvesting our very first blood oranges (Sylmar) and apples (Reseda), and more lemons & grapefruits bringing in a total of 526lbs going today to MEND!
Just a little warm up for the BIG PICK #7 tomorrow at CSUN!
A BIG thanks to all the volunteers who join us on our weekly picks and support us in so many ways and we look forward to seeing you all in a tree soon!
Tagged Apples, Blood Oranges, citrus trees, excess fruit, food forward, fruit harvest, fruit picking, fruit trees, Granada Hills, grapefruit, lemons, Northridge, Reseda, Sylmar, urban gleaning, urban hunger, valencia oranges, Volunteer Organization
Our sunset pick in Woodland Hills yesterday yields 374lbs of grapefruits (and a few apples & peaches too)! A special thanks to the power picking team of Bee & Win, we so appreciate your energy & support!
Our first “Food Forward flyer” is almost ready to go to print. Never has so much tweaking gone in an 8.5×2.6″ space… LA farmer’s markets get ready!
We do have a few spots left for the following August picks:
Sunday 8/16 – NORTHRIDGE 10AM
Sunday 8/30 – TBD 10AM
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join us on a pick or help us spread the word! We look forward to seeing you on a pick very soon!
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Tagged Apples, community, excess fruit, food forward, fruit donation, fruit trees, grapefruit, Peaches, urban gleaning, urban hunger, Volunteer Organization, Woodland Hills