About the ALFI Fruit Tree Sale
The 9th Annual ALFI Fruit Tree Sale will be held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from 10am–1pm at the Atlanta Community Food Bank ( 970 Jefferson St. NW, Atlanta GA 30318).
Please note that it will be held at the 970 Building of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
ALFI’s annual Fruit Tree Sale offers over 50 varieties of fruit trees, vines and berry bushes for planting in Georgia’s gardens and farms. The sale raises funds for the ALFI Orchard Project as well as 501c(3) non-profit organizations Community Farmers Markets and Concrete Jungle. The ALFI Fruit Tree Sale is a collaborative effort between the following organizations:
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The Atlanta Local Food Initiative
The Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) is a diverse coalition of stakeholders who are working to build a more sustainable food system for metro Atlanta. The stakeholder group includes communities, nonprofits, universities, government agencies, individuals and corporations.
ALFI envisions a transformed food system in which every metro Atlanta resident has access to safe, nutritious and affordable food produced by a thriving network of sustainable farms and gardens.
Read about and apply for The ALFI Orchard Project.
Community Farmers Markets
Community Farmers Markets (CFM) envisions a future in which Atlanta will be home to a diverse, interconnected food system that promotes healthy food, sustainable ecosystems, and living wage working conditions. CFM leverages the power of communities by providing resources, educational programs, and sustainable modes of food distribution for farmers, producers, chefs, and consumers.
Concrete Jungle, an Atlanta-based nonprofit founded in 2009, recovers the abundance of ignored, fresh produce growing on our streets, yards and parks to meet health and nutrition needs of our homeless and food insecure population. We do this by:
Mapping fruit trees
Educating and engaging volunteers to identify and harvest fruit and farm
Creating technology to monitor ripening of trees
Cultivating 2,000-4,000 pounds vegetables annually on our urban farm in Southwest Atlanta
Gleaning from farms and orchards at the end of their season
Engaging local shelters and soup kitchens to make fresh, local produce more accessible
Since 2009, Concrete Jungle has donated 56,880 pounds of produce (227,520 servings).
Food Well Alliance
Food Well Alliance envisions a livable, resilient Metro Atlanta growing, sharing and eating healthy, local food.
Our success is driven by collaboration and supporting thriving communities through measurable environmental, economic, community and health impacts.
As an Alliance, we unite communities in Atlanta to build a robust local food system - a network of individuals and organizations that grow, process, distribute and consume fresh local food. We connect people, ideas, leadership and capital to build a city that values healthy, locally-grown food.
Food Well Alliance operates in ways that are equitable, collaborative and transparent to:
Identify, invest in and promote innovative ways to strengthen the local food economy and how it is valued
Strengthen local urban growers and markets to increase production of sustainably grown, local food
Increase production of and access to local compost
Connect people ideas and capital to strengthen the local food system