Plum job


That could be the fruit from your overladen trees, filling a car and eventually bellies, rather than rotting in your yard or on your sidewalk. Aviva sent us the photo and this explanation:

Got Fruit?

We’ve got pickers! It’s that time of year again when neighborhood fruit trees are laden with ripe pears, apples, and plums. Perhaps you’ve seen a tree in your neighborhood with fruit starting to fall. Maybe you even own one of those trees, but never get around to getting the ladder out to pick, and the canner out to make plum preserves.

This year, consider contacting the Community Fruit Tree Harvest, an organization which matches volunteer harvesters with fruit tree owners. Fruit is picked and delivered to organizations such as the West Seattle Food Bank.

Fruit should be pesticide-free, worm-free, and on the tree. If you know of a tree, would like to pick, or know of a organization in West Seattle who could benefit from the harvest, contact or

4 Replies to "Plum job"

  • Jeanne August 29, 2007 (10:00 pm)

    Wonderful idea, but the article says there are no volunteer pickers for the West Seattle area.

  • WSB August 29, 2007 (10:36 pm)

    someone else wrote about that, checked with Aviva, and they are doing it in this area – which is why she wrote to us – we’ll just have to take the p-i link out to try to clarify, thanks for pointing it out.

  • David August 30, 2007 (8:18 am)

    I just had Aviva pick a plum tree in our yard with another volunteer last night. She was so kind and made it very easy on us. We live in the Morgan Junction and she was able to make it out to our place the same day.

    The best part was the yield was 40 lbs of plums ~!

    I highly recommend we all chip in for this great give back to our community foodbanks ~!

  • Michael August 31, 2007 (8:12 am)

    Great job Aviva! 45lbs. of fruit out of my West Seattle yard. Thanks to her and her team!

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