How We Do It

Jay Weintraub and Mark Lefenfeld launched Backyard Bounty with the goal of gathering surplus fruit and vegetables and delivering it to our neighbors in need.

  • We partner with local farmers to pick up unsold or unpicked crops, and with homeowners in Southern Berkshire County who want to share the fruit on their home grown fruit trees.

  • We recruit volunteer pickers (gleaners) to harvest the fruit and vegetables or pick them up at local farmers markets.

  • We organize and oversee the harvesting when needed.

  • We transport the produce to food distribution agencies in Southern Berkshire County amnd Pittsfield.

Click on the "Participate" tab to learn about the different ways that you can help.