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Top photo: from left, Alyssa Arno, 15, of San Ramon, her sister Ashley Arno, 12, and their mother, Brette Arno, pick pears with family friend Angela Leonardi of San Ramon, and her daughter Rachel, 12, during the annual Moraga Pear Harvest on Saturday, Aug. 2. Above left, Leonardi pulls fruit from a tree. Above right, freshly picked pears sit in a box during the harvest. Karen Reed, president of the Moraga Park Foundation, said she expected about 250 volunteers during the annual two-day picking event. Organizations like the National Charity League and the Boy Scouts of America, along with local churches and families, volunteered to pick Bartlett pears from a nine-acre orchard that is a remnant of when Moraga was a leading regional pear-producing area. The estimated 4 tons of fruit harvested has been donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.


Freshly picked pears sit in a box during the annual Moraga Pear Harvest in Moraga, Calif., on Saturday, August 2, 2014. President of the Moraga Park
Freshly picked pears sit in a box during the annual Moraga Pear Harvest in Moraga, Calif., on Saturday, August 2, 2014. President of the Moraga Park Foundation Karen Reed stated that they expect about 250 volunteers during the two-day event. Organizations like the National Charity League, Boy Scouts of America, local churches and families volunteered their time to pick Bartlett pears from the nine acre orchard. Reed estimates about 4 tons of fruit to be harvested with all of it being donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)


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Angela Leonardi, of San Ramon, picks pears off the tree during the annual Moraga Pear Harvest in Moraga, Calif., on Saturday, August 2, 2014. President of
Angela Leonardi, of San Ramon, picks pears off the tree during the annual Moraga Pear Harvest in Moraga, Calif., on Saturday, August 2, 2014. President of the Moraga Park Foundation Karen Reed stated that they expect about 250 volunteers during the two-day event. Organizations like the National Charity League, Boy Scouts of America, local churches and families volunteered their time to pick Bartlett pears from the nine acre orchard. Reed estimates about 4 tons of fruit to be harvested with all of it being donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)