A small percentage of the fruit harvested by NOFTP is sold to help cover the operational costs of our organization. This fruit, like lemons, limes and persimmons, is generally more difficult to utilize and/or transport to local food banks. With the consent of our fantastic tree owners, we are able to sell this fruit to restaurants like Surrey’s Juice Bar and via www.goodeggs.com to make the fruit available to the public. So check out our new webstand at http://www.goodeggs.com/nolafruit and help support our harvesting operations!
NOFTP is looking for bartenders, professional and novice, who’ve got a great libation that they want to show off! NOFTP will be hosting it’s 1st fundraiser at Elizabeth’s Restaurant December 4th! Bartenders can submit their drink ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org until November 13th. If your entry is chosen you will compete against 8-10 other bartenders for great prizes, all while helping to raise funds for the 2013-2014 Citrus Season!
Liquors will be provided through donations and NOFTP will provide fresh fruit juices. All other ingredients must be supplied by the bartender. We are encouraging local products and ingredients! Please keep in mind that you will be serving a large number of people (100+) so efficiency is key!
So many amazing things have happened for our organization in the last few months and we are ecstatic to be kicking off this year on the right foot. A thousand thank-yous to those who donated to our Kickstarter. With your support we were able to purchase a beautiful minivan that will be great on gas and will help us get get our equipment, volunteers and fruit all over this city!
And in other great news, NOFTP came in 3rd place at Propeller’s PitchNOLA competition. It was an exciting evening and we were blown away by all the creative ideas brewing in the city. We were even more astounded by the generosity of a secret audience donor that made our prize of $3000 a possibility. You can check out the nola.com article here!
More updates coming to the website soon! Stay posted!
Check out our new site and let us know any comments or questions!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FRUIT TREE OWNERS AND VOLUNTEERS THAT HELPED THE NEW ORLEANS FRUIT PROJECT HARVEST OVER 10,000 POUNDS OF CITRUS!!!! WE REACHED OUR GOAL AND IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to have a professional photographer with us!
Tulane University – Healthy picking: Abundant fruit for needy families