Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl
- a sampling of fruit grown in our region -

18 weeks of local fruit 

mid June -  through mid October

(we will have a one week break for the July 4th Holiday) 


Fresh fruit (and sometimes cider) available for pickup or drop-off at all Full Plate sites! You don't need to be a Full Plate member to join fruit bowl! The 2019 fruit share may include rhubarb, strawberries, apricots, cherries, peaches, apples, pears, and more! The share includes organic and non-organic fruit. Payment is due in-full when you sign up. 


Farm and Pressbay Alley Pickup - $200 (just $11/week!)

  • Pick up at Stick & Stone on Wednesdays 
  • Pick up at Pressbay Alley on Thursdays 
  • Pick up at Three Swallows on Saturdays 

Delivery - $250 (just $14/week!)
  • Delivery to your Full Plate group delivery site  on Thursdays
  • Delivery to your home/office address within Ithaca on Thursdays

The amount of fruit varies throughout the season but in general the volume increases as the size of the fruit increases. That is, berries are expensive because there's a lot of labor involved and they're very perishable, so we tend to send out 2lb of strawberries for the strawberry weeks (they're organic though!) and then as the fruit become larger, it's correspondingly less labor-intensive, so people will get more peaches than cherries, etc.

The Organic vs. Local Debate

The Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl includes organic and non organic fruit. We source excellent quality local fruit from family farms that we think are doing a good job growing fruit in our challenging climate! We try and source as much organic fruit as possible (especially our strawberries & apples) but some of our partner farms use IPM (integrated pest management) so they may resort to pesticides when necessary. If you have any questions or specific concerns please be in touch!

Sign up for your 2019 Summer Fruit here:

To complete your sign up you must complete BOTH steps one  (sign up and commitment) and two (payment)

Step one: sign up form

Step two: confirm with payment

Pay by check

Thank you for paying by check! We prefer to avoid PayPal and credit card fees so that all funds generated go to the farms and stay in our community.


Please send your payment made out to:


Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl

c/o Full Plate Farm Collective

PO Box 6898

Ithaca, NY 14851

Pay online

Pickup and Delivery Options
Group or Home Delivery address

About the Winter Fruit Box !

Interested in receiving local fruit over the winter? Molly and Lucy coordinate a 6 week Winter Fruit Share. For the winter, we deliver large boxes every other week (with a two week holiday break). Each distribution includes approximately 10 pounds of fresh fruit (several varieties of apples and pears), frozen fruit, and other treats including jam, dried fruit,  fresh cranberries, juice, or cider.

  • Winter 2019-20 dates are TBD 
  • Cost is $210 for farm PU and $230 for group/home delivery

The share can be delivered alongside your vegetable share or ordered separately. All shares will be available for pick-up by midday on Thursdays. Sites are self serve. The share includes organic and non-organic fruit though we do our best to source organic fruit (especially apples and our frozen strawberries). 

Payment is due in-full when you sign up.