This holiday, share your good fortune with the poor. We've harvested 21,000 lbs of persimmon so far but last week the second harvest was rained out. Here's the rescheduled, last chance for 2016 harvest! Come make a difference!
Charlotte is a widow that has inherited an orchard of 810 persimmon trees loaded with tens of thousand pounds of fruit. She is not a farmer and wants to donate the fruit to hungry. Until three years ago, her fruit used to go to waste. We are better than that!
If Amish can raise a barn in a day, why can’t we raise a harvest? Our goal is to harvest at least 50,000 pounds of fruit. That's enough food to feed 10,000 people for a day. Thanksgiving, fresh fruit, 10,000 people, it all makes sense.
Please join us for a day of fun out in the country. We will have all the equipment that is necessary on site. Please come prepared to be outdoors for 3 hours. Other items to consider are:
• Personal water
* Snack and lunch
• Hat and sunglasses
• Gardening gloves, personal clippers
Yep, this year instead of giving a can of soup to the poor, give your time and serve them fresh fruit. In fact, we figured you can feed up to 45 people by volunteering for 3 hours, and that is a banquet bigger than most of us can accommodate at home.
We love kids and as always families are invited to join, but please leave your dogs at home.
Is there an age limit?
Children must be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a parent/guardian.
What are my transportation options?
Please check our carpool page and consider sharing a ride. If you need flexibility you can drive to the harvest.
Can I come without registering?
No. Our insurance requires all volunteers to register prior to attending the harvest.