On Saturday, Feb. 15, Urban Harvest will host its 20th Annual Fruit Tree Sale at Sawyer Yards from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This single-day sale is the largest in the country,
On Saturday, Feb. 15, Urban Harvest will host its 20th Annual Fruit Tree Sale at Sawyer Yards from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. This single-day sale is the largest in the country, selling over 4,000 fruit trees in just a few hours. All profits benefit Urban Harvest, supporting its mission of enriching the community by providing community garden programming, youth education and farmers markets.
Including tropical (e.g. avocado and coffee), citrus (e.g. lemon and grapefruit), berry (e.g. apple and blueberry) and unique (e.g. Moro Blood Orange) trees, the Fruit Tree Sale will feature over 100 varieties suited to the climate and soils of the Greater Houston area. With selections suitable for large areas, small spaces and container gardens, there’s a tree for every home. Fifty fruit tree experts will be onsite to assist and provide patrons with advice on what’s best to purchase and how to successfully grow your own trees.
As the sale has become more popular, Houstonians have begun to arrive an hour or more prior to the gates opening. Those who make a $250 donation to Urban Harvest by February 5 will receive access to the fruit tree pre-order site and the added benefit of receiving curbside service at the sale.
Volunteers are also granted a special pre-order status in return for helping to unload trees and prepare the site for the sale. Volunteer spots are still available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (February 13-15), sign up at here and click on Volunteer to secure your place.