In 2011, OFRE won a micro-grant from NextGen’s MEAET event and used that grant money to partner with EBC to create a pedal-powered apple crusher. Do you have a fruit tree that you don’t have the time or the energy to harvest? Are there more berries than you can handle? Do you want to share your fruit tree with members of your community? If the answer is yes, OFRE can help! OFRE will send volunteer pickers to private residences to pick fruit upon request of the home owner. In addition to collecting fruit, we also organize canning & preserving events during the harvest season.
If you're interested in fruit, or want access to local fruit visit OFRE's website and become a member.
Established in 2009, OFRE is a non-profit organization. Our project grew out of an interest in locally grown food, raising awareness about food security, and establishing urban, local connections with our food.