The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project!
I’d like to tell you about an exciting program available to your friends and neighbors. The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project is dedicated to getting fresh, local produce to those who need it most and we do that by offering free harvesting to fruit tree owners in New Orleans, Metairie and the West Bank. The fruit we harvest is donated to organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank, Covenant House and the Latino Farmers Cooperative. Last year we collected over 3,000 lbs of citrus fruit from residents and harvested in six different neighborhoods! This year our goal is to harvest 10,000 lbs and we are looking for more fruit tree owners to help us reach our goal.
Of course, fruit tree owners are welcome to a portion of their harvest. We supply our own equipment and volunteers and work around tree owner’s schedules.
If you or any of your friends or neighbors have fruit that is going to waste, please let them know about this service. And please feel free to mention us in newsletters and on websites! If you have any questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or phone. We look forward to harvesting in your neighborhoods soon!
NOLA Fruit Tree Project
And please check out our recent write-up in theatlantic.com!