Harvest Sacramento for a Great Cause


If you read our recent garden post, you know that we take great pride in our backyard gardens.  One of the best parts about growing your own fruits and veggies is not only tasting the results, but sharing them with others.  So, it’s no surprise that we were excited to hear about a Sacramento organization that uses backyard harvests to eliminate hunger.

Harvest Sacramento is a volunteer organization that harvests extra fruit from backyard trees, and then passes it along to local food agencies to feed the hungry.  This year, they harvested more than 8,200 pounds of fruit from Sacramento backyards!

Want to get involved?  Harvest Sacramento’s upcoming Garden Highway Harvests are the perfect way to start!

On Saturday, October 10th and 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harvest Sacramento will harvest more than 10,000 pounds of Asian pears, plums, apples and more from an old orchard that hasn’t been maintained for several years.  All you need to do to help out is RSVP and arrive at your designated harvest location ready to pick fruit and help a great cause!

For more details and to RSVP, visit Harvest Sacramento’s Web site.

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  • Randy | Oct 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    the link to the website does not seem to be working…interested volunteers or anybody with a fruit tree that has unwanted fruit can visit the webiste at http://www.harvestsacramento.org

    thanks for making this post!

  • BrownThumbMama | Oct 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks so much for helping us promote the community harvests! We visited the site last week and there are hundreds and hundreds of trees that are overflowing with apples, Asian pears, and much more.

    Also, iIf you, a neighbor, or family member has overproducing fruit trees, ask them to “sign up” their tree at http://www.harvestsacramento.org. Once I started looking, I noticed several huge orange trees in my neighborhood.

    Thanks again, Sac Foodies! Hope to see you and your readers at the harvests.