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Presented by Food Forward, Fruitstitute and Julia Sherman of Salad for President.


Sunday July 12th, 2020, from 8am-8pm

The L.A. Fruit-Share is a call to harvest and share the abundant backyard fruit that sits in our backyards, just waiting to be consumed. This is a grassroots effort to combat food insecurity, and inspire community in a time of isolation. 1 in 9 LA County residents are currently experiencing food insecurity, and up to 40% of America’s food supply goes to waste.

On July 12th, residents will harvest their homegrown produce and create a public display in front of their homes. Participants with trees will give, but everyone and anyone can get: walk your neighborhood streets and collect as much fruit as you want/need, from peaches to limes, to figs, ripe for the taking.

Additional social content to include:

  • Participants share their offerings on social, tagging @LAFruitShare and #LAFruitShare 
  • Competition for biggest harvest, best fruit display and rarest fruit variety, with a prize of a Plant Planet Baggu tote, and Salad for President cookbook
  • Seasonal fruit recipes, culled from the community and L.A. chefs shared on @LAFruitShare
  • Educational content with Fruitstitute: how to identify, harvest and store fruit like pro


Artwork by Plant Planet, @plantplantplanet


About Food Forward, @foodforward

Food Forward (501(c)(3)) collects from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of the recovered produce is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California. The organization has won four consecutive Food Recovery Challenge awards from the U.S. EPA (2015-18) for its work to prevent and reduce food waste.

About Salad for President, @saladforpresident

Julia is the creator of Salad for President, a publishing project that draws a meaningful connection between food, art and everyday obsessions. Salad For President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists, was published by Abrams Books in Spring ‘17. Her sophomore title, a treatise on the messy virtues of entertaining, will be released Fall ‘21. Sherman, and her writing, have been featured in Vogue, New York Times Cooking, Domino, Bon Appétit, and many more. She is the creator of Jus Jus sparkling verjus, a low ABV natural wine. 

About Fruitstiute, @fruitstitute

Fruitstitute is a L.A. based fruit tree care and education service. Founded by local fruit tree specialist Joanna Glovinsky, Fruitstitute is the only home orchard service in L.A county, providing seasonal pruning, maintenance, tree planting & education to backyard growers. Fruitstitute takes the art of growing fruit out of the orchard and into the backyard.