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Join Food Shift for a Fall Persimmon Harvest!

fruit-persimmon-photo1-lJoin Food Shift for a FREE event to stop fruit from being wasted and get it to those in need!

On November 7th and 14th (from 10am to 1pm) come pick persimmons from a farm in Vacaville for donation to a food bank. Last year volunteers harvested 52,000 pounds of fruit. Bring your whole family, do some good and come home with persimmons!

For those unfamiliar with the story, Charlotte is a widow who inherited an orchard of 810 persimmon trees loaded with 100,000+ pounds of fruit. She is not a farmer and wanted to donate the fruit to the hungry. Three years ago, she contacted The Urban Farmers to ask for help with harvesting and donating her persimmons as previously, all her fruit went to waste. The extended community gathered together and rescued the harvest. Now we harvest again.

More details on the event can be found here.

Before volunteers can join a harvest they must sign release of liability form. Go to the following link to choose a date and then to 1) get a ticket and 2) register to volunteer. http://www.theurbanfarmers.org/persimmon-harvest/

Food Shift is organizing a car pool for getting out to the farm.
Click on this link November 7th Car Pool to sign up as a driver or as a passenger on NOVEMBER 7th.
Click on this link November 14th Car Pool to sign up as a driver or as a passenger on NOVEMBER 14th.
If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn at carolyn.lasar@gmail.com

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