FINGER LAKES FRUIT BOWL
a sampling of fruit grown in our region

Fresh fruit (and sometimes preserves, juices and cider) available for pickup or drop-off at all Full Plate sites! You don't need to be a Full Plate member to join Fruit Bowl!


The summer fruit share may include strawberries, apricots, cherries, peaches, apples, pears, and more! 


The winter share may include apples, pears, frozen fruit, and other treats including jam, juice and cider.

SUMMER

18 weeks

June 19 - Oct 12

(we will have a one week break for the July 4th Holiday) 


Farm and Pressbay Alley Pickup - $200 (just $11/week!)

  • Pick up at Stick & Stone on Wednesdays 
  • Pick up at Pressbay Alley on Thursdays 
  • Pick up at Three Swallows on Saturdays 

Delivery - $250 (just $14/week!)
  • Delivery to your group delivery site  on Thursdays
  • Delivery to your home/office within Ithaca on Thursdays

The amount of fruit varies throughout the season but the volume increases as the size of the fruit increases. That is, berries are expensive because there's a lot of labor involved, then as the fruit become larger, it's correspondingly less labor-intensive, so people will get more peaches than cherries, etc.

WINTER

6 weeks
Dec 5 - Feb 12
(bi-weekly, 2 week break over the holidays)

Farm Pickup - $210

    Group Site or Home/Office Delivery - $230

Interested in receiving local fruit over the winter? Molly and Lucy coordinate a Winter Fruit Share. For the winter, we deliver large boxes every other week (with a two week holiday break), a total of 6 shares. Each distribution includes approximately 10 pounds of fresh fruit. Payment is due in-full when you sign up.

All shares will be available for pick-up by midday on Thursdays. Sites are self serve.


THE ORGANIC VS. LOCAL DEBATE

The Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl includes organic and non-organic fruit though we do our best to source organic fruit. We source excellent quality local fruit from family farms that we think are doing a good job growing fruit in our challenging climate! We try and source as much organic fruit as possible (especially our strawberries & apples) but some of our partner farms use IPM (integrated pest management) so they may resort to pesticides when necessary. If you have any questions or specific concerns please be in touch!

Fruit Bowl Handbook

FARM AND PRESS BAY PICKUP SHARES

Stick & Stone Farm on Wednesdays 3-7pm

Press Bay Alley on Thursdays 4-7pm

Youth Farm Project @ Three Swallows Farm on Saturdays 10am-2pm


BOXED SHARES
Your box will be delivered weekly on Thursday by 3pm It may take a few weeks to streamline the delivery route so please be patient with us and email if there is a problem or your share is not there on delivery day. We'll make sure to get it to you ASAP!

GROUP SITE DELIVERY 
Most group sites are self serve - just check your name off the list! Some keep your share behind the counter - just ask! For group site hours and locations visit our group details page.

HOME & OFFICE DELIVERY 
If you have instructions for where to leave your box please email me
Tip: leave a cooler out to keep your perishables fresh.

RETURNING BOXES
Your share is packed in a waxed box - it is re-usable but not recyclable. Please gently unfold boxes with out ripping tabs and return them to your pick up site the following week.
VACATION POLICY

1. Go to another day's pick up - summer pickup shares only - (no need to email Molly) and sign the Switcheroo sheet. You must go to another switcheroo within the week of the share you miss (each week of the CSA begins Wednesday and ends Saturday)

2. Have a friend or house-sitter pick up your share & introduce the CSA concept to a friend!  

3. Give your share to the food pantry, all extras at the end of the distribution will be donated!

4. Hold your share and double up another week, you must email Molly by Monday at 5pm of the week you will be away to do this. (Limit 3x per season)