Community Fruit Harvests

Reducing food waste by matching excess local fruits with folks who want it!

Fight food waste, help feed your neighbors 

Fruit trees, galore! Our region is full of them, and often times these trees produce way more fruit than a tree-owner can handle. The Good Food Collective coordinates ways our community can share the bounty! Folks who have trees that produce more than they can use can list their tree on our gleaning list. From there, fruit-seeking people can see what trees are available, and reach out to ask if they can come harvest some! Excess fruit can then go to folks who want it instead of just falling and rotting, or creating too much work for tree-owners. 

The GFC also leads weekly group gleans - Fruit Glean Happy Hours! We'll contact some tree owners who list with us to see if we can bring a group out to do a major harvest. Tree owners keep what they like, and the rest goes to food banks and pantries! Rotten or not-so-good-fruits are donated as livestock feed to local farmers.

List Your Fruit Tree!

Share the fruit, share the love! List your tree so that your neighbors know you have extra! They'll reach out to see if they can harvest some.

 

Harvest Local Fruit!

How kind is it for your neighbors to offer up their fruit?! Here's how to get some of it!

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Check out our harvest tips and techniques below to make sure both you and the tree are safe during harvest!

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Gather your harvest supplies and head out to pick! Need equipment? Rent some from us for a nominal fee. Details below.

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Search the table below for a tree - when you find one you want to harvest, contact the owner by their preferred method.

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Safely pick what you can use and share! When you're done, clean up your mess and thank them again!

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Set up a time that works for both of you. Be sure to thank your tree-owner!

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Remember that tree owners are inviting you into their space. You're a guest. Be respectful and kind throughout this process. :)

 

Coming Soon....

Bring on the fruit trees! When our region's fruit starts budding, you can find a list of available trees here. 

1100 Avenida Del Sol

Durango, CO 81301

Tel: 123-456-7890

Fax: 123-456-7890

info@goodfoodcollective.org

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