Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need

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Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need

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Steve Wilson with The Good Food Collective is surrounded by apples after climbing up a tree Thursday north of Durango. Wilson shook the limbs to drop apples onto a tarp below. Wilson was one of about 20 volunteers harvesting apples. The collective has gathered nearly 10,000 pounds of produce this fall.
Lauren Haugh samples the goods as she and about 20 volunteers with The Good Food Collective harvest apples Thursday north of Durango. Volunteers can also take some of the harvest home with them.
Harvesting options

To list fruit trees for harvest or find a tree to harvest, visit Fruitglean.org.To donate harvested produce to The Good Food Collective, visit Freshfoodconnect.org.To find out about community harvesting events, visit facebook.com/goodfoodcollectiveco/.

Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need

Steve Wilson with The Good Food Collective is surrounded by apples after climbing up a tree Thursday north of Durango. Wilson shook the limbs to drop apples onto a tarp below. Wilson was one of about 20 volunteers harvesting apples. The collective has gathered nearly 10,000 pounds of produce this fall.
Lauren Haugh samples the goods as she and about 20 volunteers with The Good Food Collective harvest apples Thursday north of Durango. Volunteers can also take some of the harvest home with them.

Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need

About 20 people volunteered with The Good Food Collective to harvest apples on Thursday north of Durango. The new group is funded by a three-year, U.S. Department of Agriculture grant.

Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need

Keira Winn, 3, picks apples low to the ground Thursday north of Durango alongside about 20 volunteers with The Good Food Collective. Keira is the daughter of Mandy and Clay Winn. The collective is holding regular events for volunteers to help harvest produce this fall.

Good Food Collective harvests thousands of pounds for families in need

Julie Yarsa and Alex Graf sort good apples from the bad ones Thursday as they volunteer with The Good Food Collective in the Animas Valley. Spoiled fruit is donated to animal producers or composted.
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