Fallen Fruit

• 21 March 2012


Amidst the hustle and bustle of city living, do you ever crave a fresh peach?  apple?  orange?  anything off a live tree? Well, let me introduce you to Fallen Fruit--an organization that maps out trees available for public consumption (and occasionally host noctural tours and public jam-making sessions too).  I love the concept of sharing fruit that would otherwise go to waste--so generous and so resourceful!

My heart started beating faster as I scanned all of the available public fruit maps...`come on, there's got to be one in Seattle!', I thought.  Alas, there are none here (although the 1st urban forest is in the making...); however, those of you who live in the LA-area, Salt Lake City and New Mexico are in luck.  You've got to peek at these fallen fruit neighborhood maps and go pick yourself some homegrown goodness before it goes to waste!  Those of you who call Austria, Sweden, Colombia and Mexico home can also take advantage of urban resourcefulness at its finest--there are maps for locales in your countries as well.  In the meantime, I'm adding "search out fallen fruit" to my SLC-to-do-list (my husband has family there so we occasionally visit) and hopefully live vicariously through those of you who do seek out this free-to-the-public fruit!

image by Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille - used with permission
The proposed forest will be planted with hundreds of varieties of edible plants, herbs, berry bushes (such as honeyberries, mulberries and lingonberries) and fruit trees, including apple, persimmon, pear, plum
The proposed forest will be planted with hundreds of varieties of edible plants, herbs, berry bushes (such as honeyberries, mulberries and lingonberries) and fruit trees, including apple, persimmon, pear, plum
The proposed forest will be planted with hundreds of varieties of edible plants, herbs, berry bushes (such as honeyberries, mulberries and lingonberries) and fruit trees, including apple, persimmon, pear, plum

7 comments:

Emily Peck said...

What a wonderful idea! I will make note of this next time i'm in SLC too. We live in Seattle but visit Utah about once a year to see family. :)

Stephanie said...

Let me know what's better...Marmalade or 9th and 9th!

Martha said...

My friends have volunteered and picked fruit from an orchard at Carkeek park through City Fruit. They got to take home some of the fruit for themselves, and then the rest was given to City Fruit to distribute to shelters or food banks. Here's a link http://cityfruit.org/.

likeschocolate said...

This is totally awesome!

Starr said...

I read about fallen fruit in Alys Fowler's book, The Thrifty Forager. But I thought they were only in LA. How cool that they've got maps for other cities. I used to take the most delicious apricots from a tree in the Avenues in SLC -- I wonder if it's on the map.

Ann said...

This is so cool - best thing I've seen all week! Stopping by via Design Mom's link.

Stephanie said...

Martha, thanks for sharing! I found City Fruit but I was under the impression it was only for homeless people, and not for the general public. So thanks for clearing that up!

Likeschocolate, I agree with you there. Wish I lived near one! I'd totally do this.

Starr, I'm curious if your tree is on the map :) Or maybe the owner just likes to share?!!

Ann, thanks for the heads up! Glad you stopped by.

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