Just got some wonderful news! CropSwapCarlsbad has received a grant from UCC Justice Witness Ministries! This grant will help us widen our harvesting efforts in San Diego County. Thank you UCC in helping in our fight for food justice!!! What a wonderful Christmas gift.… Full Article →
Thanks to our lovely volunteers: Dan, Jade, Jess, Susan, Anne-Marie, Sam, Tina, Trevor and Ryan, we picked 400 pounds of Valencias for Feeding America on Saturday….that was a cool trick AND a great treat for North County food banks!… Full Article →
PICK or TREAT!! We have changed locations for this Saturday! We are now picking Valencias in Escondido. Owner has 100 trees! Looks to be fine weather this weekend. Come on out and help share the fruits of thy neighbor! Message me for details!!!… Full Article →
We will be picking Valencia oranges in Fallbrook on Saturday, October 27. The trick? Getting all the fruit from 40 trees. The treat? Knowing that the HUNDREDS of pounds of citrus harvested witl go to Feeding America and local food banks.… Full Article →
Together with families from Pilgrim church in Carlsbad, we picked 1600 pounds of lemons today in Olivenhain! This was our first joint venture with Feeding America. They brought two bins over in the mobile unit and we filled them to the brims!!… Full Article →
We are picking lemons next Saturday, August 25th, in Olivenhain. Please contact me if you are interesting in participating in the harvest.
We will be teaming up with Feeding America on this pick, so that should be fun!!… Full Article →
CropSwapCarlsbad is now an official collaborator with the Housing Opportunities Collaborative, a non-profit org in San Diego County servicing the needy. Just signed the agreement
. Non-profit status! WOO HOO!… Full Article →
Thanks to my WONDERFUL volunteers Mary, Anna, Aysin, Beth, Phil and Steve for coming out in the soggy weather to pick citrus in Escondido. We picked 600 pounds of grapefruit, oranges and tangelos! Thanks guys!
Want to celebrate spring in a meaningful way? Come help harvest citrus with us on Saturday in Escondido! 10 orange and grapefruit trees are waiting to be picked! Do good and feel good about it. If you want details, please message me.… Full Article →
Collaboration works! One of the donors to CropSwapCarlsbad, Jed Arrogante, told his father-in-law, Bob Siemer, about neighborhood harvesting. He like the idea and wanted to contribute. The thing is, Bob just happens to be an avocado grower with several hundred trees.… Full Article →