Pictured from left to right, Dusty Towler, Luke Jesperson, and Yvonne Socolar comprise City Fruit’s 2015 harvest crew!
Going into his fourth summer as a harvester with City Fruit, Dusty is focusing on West Seattle. Luke, City Fruit’s Harvest Manager, will be working in South Seattle including the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, Rainier Beach, and Columbia City. Yvonne Socolar is harvesting in North Seattle, covering the neighborhoods of Wallingford, Ballard, and Phinney/Greenwood.
City Fruit has expanded the harvest into Northeast Seattle for the first time ever this year, which is covered by Luke and Yvonne – our first fruit of the season were Bing cherries from View Ridge!
These three have been kept busy harvesting for the past three weeks with the early season this year, and have already donated over 5,000 lbs of fruit to Seattle food banks!
Want to get involved? We need your help!
- Register your fruit tree for the harvest, and help us feed even more people! Email [email protected] to sign up.
- Volunteer to help us pick fruit! Join a group of volunteers in your neighborhood to pick fruit from residential properties and public orchards that will go directly to a food bank near you. Volunteer harvests start this week and will be led by our harvesters in their neighborhood of focus. Sign up here.
Special thanks to our summer intern Sam Maylor, who has been rotating as an extra set of hands wherever he is most needed!