Harvest Fruit for Donation!
The Community Fruit Tree Harvest, a program of Lettuce Link at Solid Ground, serves our community by gleaning fresh fruit from backyard trees to donate to food banks and free meal programs. Fruit Tree owners put their trees on a list to be harvested by teams of volunteers. The volunteers then take the fruit directly to the people who need it.
There is an abundance of fruit in Seattle, and the Community Fruit Tree Harvest cuts down on waste while ensuring that members of the community living on low incomes and otherwise struggling to feed their families have access to fresh, organically grown fruit!
How can I get involved?
Become a Volunteer!
– Scout for fruit trees
– Harvest fruit with new friends
– Deliver fruit to food banks, meal programs, shelters, etc.
– Lead teams of volunteers as a Harvest Leader.
Harvests occur July – October.
Contact Mariah at
[email protected] or 206.694.6751.
Donate Your Fruit!
We can help you harvest your:
– Apples, Plums, Pears, Asian Pears, Cherries, etc.
(Worm- & Pesticide-free)
All donated fruit goes to food banks, meal programs, shelters, etc.
Seattle Tilth Garden Hotline at 206.633.0224 or [email protected].
Where can I find more information?
Find more information on our website: http://www.solid-ground.org/Programs/Nutrition/FruitTree/Pages/default.aspx
As in the last four years, we’ll be picking fruit in the Colman Neighborhood (between 23rd and MLK, south of Jackson, north of I-90). It’s mostly plums, mostly in August and early September. Most of the fruit goes to St. Mary’s Food Bank. Drop me a note [email protected] if you’re interested in helping on this specific group picking. We tend to pick mornings.
Big Hurrah for Solid Group for helping coordinate so many harvests all around Seattle.
there are several dozen Dolgo Crabapple trees planted in the green strip in the 900 block of Davis Pl. S.. Every year one guy and his wife pick alot but most go wasted. They are very edible, for chutney, etc. Uwaijimaya and other aisian stores sells them for over $7 a pound. Come get em in July!