Sunday, July 10, 2016

Jefferson Award Winner - CBS5 Television, Lemon Lady feeds East Bay Families in Need. Volunteers Still Needed!

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Just an update:Nationwide campaign against hunger. Still collecting produce (400+ tons), gleaning fruit trees (tons and tons) and visiting farmers' markets (800+ farmer friends), eight daze a week. If you feel inspired, please donate fresh fruit to a county food bank or local food pantry.

A special heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers who have helped haul produce to hunger relief organizations over the past couple of years! Without your help and the generosity of farmers and urban fruit tree owners, those in need may never enjoy fresh fruit at their breakfast table. It takes community awareness to increase fresh fruit and vegetable donations to local food pantries.

In any city across America, there are Share Project Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Salvation Army, Homeless Shelters. The poor and hungry will greatly benefit from your gift of fresh produce.
Join the fun. Pick some lemons, grow a garden.
 
Feed the hungry! Visit a food bank today.Visit a farmers' market too.
For more information, volunteer opportunities or to DONATE FRUIT, please call or email.
Anna, The Lemon Lady
Cell: (510) 406-1625
AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Diablo Magazine - On A Mission With The Lemon Lady



Diablo Magazine, November 2011 - Special Food Issue.On newsstands now.
On a Mission With the Lemon Lady, by Justin Goldman

http://www.diablomag.com/Diablo-Magazine/November-2011/On-a-Mission-With-the-Lemon/

Thank you Diablo Magazine, Susan Safipour, Justin Goldman and Mitch Tobias. You are definitely helping the hunger cause and getting the word out around our community! Beautiful work. Happy Harvest Season to all.

For Fruit Donations, Free Pick-Up or Delivery, to schedule a harvest date or volunteer opportunities:

Anna, The Lemon Lady
 

AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
Cell: (510) 406-1625
Home: (925) 672-1988

Friday, July 8, 2016

Anna 'the lemon lady' Fruit Harvesting Mission - Television News Interviews...



Filmed on location at SHARE Food Pantry, Concord, California





Filmed on location at Salvation Army Food Pantry, Concord, California


Media Inquiries
Or to VOLUNTEER
Please Contact:

AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
(510) 406-1625
(925) 672-1988


Join The Hunger Cause. Donate Fruit!

FIND A FOOD PANTRY - Local - Concord, California, CLICK HERE

FOOD BANK LOCATOR - Nationwide - Feeding America - Zip Code Search, CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Seed Catalogs FREE. 2016. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

NEW YEAR 2016. I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!

If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for rainy day reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion.

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!

FREE Seed Catalogs. NEW YEAR 2016
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
http://www.rareseeds.com/request-catalog/
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
http://www.seedsofchange.com/catalog_request.aspx#.US6yk6WIyiY
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
https://bountifulgardens.org/catalog_requests/new
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/heirloom-seeds-catalogs

Seed Savers Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/CatalogRequest.aspx
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
http://www.territorialseed.com/catalog_request
(800) 626-0866

Vermont Bean Seed Company
http://www.vermontbean.com/RequestCatalog.asp

Kitazawa Seed Company
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/catalog.html
(510) 595-1188

Potato Garden
http://www.potatogarden.com/pcatalog.html
(877) 313-7783

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
https://www.southernexposure.com/request-a-catalog-c-215.html
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
http://www.selectseeds.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/mngmnt/catalog_request.htm
(800) 684-0395

Sow True Seeds
https://sowtrueseed.com/2015-sow-true-seed-catalog/

Johnny's Selected Seeds
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog.aspx

Urban Farmer Seeds
http://www.ufseeds.com/Garden-Seed-Catalog_.html

National Gardening Association
http://kids.garden.org/inquiry.php
(800) 538-7476

Monday, July 4, 2016

NBC Bay Area - The Lemon Lady. Happy Thanksgiving...

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NBC Bay Area, Joe Rosato, Jr. visited the Lemon Lady on location in Concord, CA. For other details about this story from Thanksgiving Day 2009 newscast, please CLICK HERE.

What do you do when you see a fruit tree with fruit rotting to the ground? Do Nothing. Nothing will ever get done.

Let us remember Thanksgiving Day as a day to help others less fortunate. Please help harvest fruit for the hungry. Apples, oranges, lemons, persimmons, peaches, pears, pomegranates. All grow in abundance along our urban sidewalks. Call the Lemon Lady to help harvest fruit for the hungry. Or, drop a flyer and make friends with a neighbor. SHARE Fresh fruit with a local food pantry. Hunger knows no season.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Anna, The Lemon Lady
Cell: 510.406.1625

Saturday, July 2, 2016

FREE Admission Tickets San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums - JULY 2016 . . .



First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us! JULY 2016

Field Trip Ideas? Visit one of the Bay Area's world class museums and local attractions. Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAY in JULY 2016, located in a town near you. (Nationwide.) San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Boston and beyond.

First Weekend of the month has the most FREE Museum Admission opportunities. Have fun. Be inspired. Below is a partial list. CLICK other Links for additional dates and venues.

CLICK HERE to find more FREE MUSEUM DAYS in a city near you.


San Francisco Bay Area Museums & Gardens:

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is FREE Third Friday to the general public.
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016

Pier 39 FREE Parking Coupon: CLICK HERE

Pier 39 - Local Advantage Coupons: CLICK HERE



Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016

Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016

CuriOdyssey Museum - COMMUNITY FREE DAY to the general public
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 

As an added bonus, there are special FREE days at gardens, Regional Parks, Swimming Pools, Museums not normally advertised:

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (located at Golden Gate Park) - FREE Admission SECOND Tuesday of the month, general public
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

John Muir National Historic Site - FREE ADMISSION seven days a week. Tour the historic fruit orchards and former home of Naturalist, John Muir.

Amazing Selection of DAILY FREE Passes through your local Library

CLICK HERE: DISCOVER and GO - Find your County. Entire list of Participating Counties.

CLICK HERE: Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

CLICK HERE: Alameda County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Food Pantry Locations: Contra Costa County, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and more local resources...




4010 Nelson Ave, Concord, CA 94520, (925) 676-7543
www.foodbankccs.org
(800) 870-FOOD
Distributed by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

CLICK HERE: For ALL Community Produce Locations
East, West, Central Contra Costa County and Solano County

Local Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, CA
Food Pantries Distribute Food and Accept Walk-in Donations.

Please call individual pantries to confirm hours for
food distribution or hours for donation drop offs.

Dial: 2 1 1 - It's a National Hotline with Local Resources for people in Crisis
CLICK HERE: for 211 Referral information.


SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273


The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180
For those who need food or assistance:
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751
(non-perishable food only)
For those who need food or assistance:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 210-9036


Hillcrest Congregational Church - Food Room
404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 686-3663
For those who need food or assistance
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00am - 11:45am


For those who need food or assistance:
Food Pantry Tuesday and Friday mornings only.
5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606


Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church
860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
For those who need food or assistance:
Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul (925) 682-5811
Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am,
Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am
For those who need food or assistance:
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486
For those who need food or assistance:
2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
For those who need food or assistance:
Phone to confirm food distribution schedule.
Saturday Mornings
Groceries at 9:00am
(925) 685-4343