Thursday, January 17, 2013

Citrus Season Has Begun

Tens of boxes and crates fill the Iskashitaa storage area, catching the eye of all who come through our office door. Bins overflow with thousands of pounds of citrus fruits - Meyer lemons, Calamondin limes, Navel oranges, Valencia oranges, Seville oranges, tangerines, mandarins, pink, white, and ruby red grapefruit. It is difficult to imagine such a variety and difference existed amongst fruit types, all locally grown.
In the past month, Iskashitaa has harvested over 6,245 pounds of the diverse citrus fruit mentioned above and 150 pounds of fresh pecans.  
How can you join the movement to allow this great success to continue?
*Come harvest with us! Make your day unique and unforgettable, and provide an undeniable impact on refugee individuals and families in a single day. Enjoy the smiles you will bring to refugee harvesters' faces and your own as you find newness and strength in your day.
Harvested produce is distributed to refugee families and local non-profits, and is utilized in cooking workshops that teach our refugees vital kitchen job skills for new life success in America.
*Donate your tree's excess citrus or tell your neighbors and feed families instead of landfills. We will graciously come to harvest your fruit on location.
By: Sheila Carsky, Harvest Coordinator -  

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