Leaf peeping might turn into leaf stealing when people get wind of this opportunity. Cash 4 Leaves, a website that creates fall-themed gifts and crafts for ShipFoliage.com, is looking to enlist the average fall enthusiast to bolster its inventory of beautiful New England leaves. Participants will receive $1 for each maple leaf, provided that they come from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, and are free from imperfections, mold, bugs, tears, or decay. They’re also only accepting leaves that are red, yellow, orange, or a combination of the three. Brown leaves, or leaves with brown or patches, are not eligible.
Due to the unseasonably warm fall weather, and recent droughts in Massachusetts, conditions for leaf gathering have not been ideal, and the company is low on their normal inventory. They hope that mobilizing leaf peepers will be an efficient, mutually-beneficial way to refresh their inventory, and make sure their customers can get their fall-themed ornaments and gifts in a timely fashion.
If you’re interested in making fall foliage your side hustle, simply photograph five of your best leaves and send the pictures to the company. If they’re up to snuff, a staff member will reach out and let you know if they have been accepted. It’s important to note, however, that leaves will only be purchased in quantities of 100, and any leaves that don’t arrive as advertised will be returned to you.