Emerson Street Food Forest
The Emerson Street Food Forest is open year-round for community members to harvest seasonally available fruits and greens!
This pesticide free, planned garden incorporates a variety of shrubs, herbs, perennial berries, and fruit and nut trees safe for human consumption. Anyone is welcome to visit and harvest! The entrance is located at 4515 Emerson Street, and on-street parking is available in the neighborhood.
Please be respectful of the plantings and your fellow community members when visiting. Follow guidance below to know when the produce is ripe. Bring your own kitchen scissors and a basket! Wash all produce at home before eating.
Follow COVID-19 safety precautions on-site. Masks are required for all visitors 6 years and older, and social distancing (6 feet apart) should be observed. Children and pets are welcome but please avoid walking through the planted beds. Dog waste stations are provided; please pick up after your pets.
Pick Your Own!
View and print the Food Forest Map for locations of harvestable items.
Note that all harvest timelines are estimates and can change based on weather conditions.
Updated April 2021
- Strawberries (anticipated May-June harvest)
- Currants (anticipated May-June harvest)
- Beach plums (anticipated May-June harvest)
- Thornless Blackberry (anticipated mid June-August harvest)
- Mulberries ‘Shangrila’ (anticipated mid June-August harvest)
- Blueberries (anticipated late June-August harvest)
- Bush Cherry (anticipated July-August harvest)
- Jostaberry (anticipated July-August harvest)
Updated April 2021
Help Sustain the Food Forest!
Residents interested in supporting the sustainability and development of the Food Forest should contact Dawn Taft, City Arborist and Environmental Programs Manager @ 240-487-0290 or email@example.com.