City Citrus Pick Event
Since 2013 Baton Rouge Green has partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and organized the City Citrus Pick Event each winter. At-home Citrus Shepherds who have well-established trees producing more fruit than they can consume can register their trees online to be harvested, and Baton Rouge Green mobilizes and equips volunteer pickers to collect the fruit which is then donated to the Food Bank. The fresh fruit, grown and harvested entirely by volunteers, is then distributed throughout the Food Bank network to families in need.
The Pick Event has become of our most-loved events…the number of volunteer trees and pickers has nearly doubled each year.
Special thanks to Lamar Advertising of Baton Rouge and Bofinger’s Tree Service for their support of the Pick Event!