Free Fruit options
Fruit trees in peoples yards typically produce far more fruit than the family whose property its found on can use.. Most people are THRILLED to have me come and pick their trees for ripe fruit so that it doesn't fall to the ground, rot and attract bees. Here in So Cal lemons are going out of season but plums are just coming into their own. If you are in So Cal put an ad in the Recycler.com in Misc. "WANTED"- Excess Fruit from your trees, I will pick! " You can also put up 3x5 card in the grocery, senior citizen centers, etc. Look around and you will see food falling and not being used, knock and ask its always worked for me.