SoCal plans on making its urban harvesting program easy on the Fruit Growers as well as the fruit purchasers. The concept behind our service is the abundance of fruit being grown by private citizens that are unable to fully harvest or use all their delicious and nutritious fruits. Some of our likely fruit grower participants will be seniors, people with disabilities, and others with approximately 200 pounds of fruit that is being grown. By focusing on those groups, we will be able to assist in keeping gardening costs down, and providing an additional form of income to them throughout the year. Our goal is to market our harvesting services to these people to maximize our community impact and benefit.
Once we have harvested the fruit, we plan on selling those fruits to local grocers, through our own Fruit Chests of mixed fruits that are delivered directly to our customers’ homes, at farmers markets, fruit juicers, bakeries, and anyone else who is in need of fresh locally grown fruits. With some of the fruits that we harvest, we will also research the possibility of creating our own products, such as our own fruit juices and jams. We also, plan on donating a portion of our harvest to local charities, and food banks in order to increase access to fresh, healthy and locally grown food for people in need.