Davis, California Team
|2013 Harvest to Date|
|2012 Harvest Total|
Welcome to the web home of the Davis team of Village Harvest. Below is a calendar showing upcoming harvests and other events for our Davis-area team. Focusing on harvesting residential fruit trees, we distribute the home owner's excess fruit to family service agencies throughout Yolo County.
Davis contact person: Joe Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Got Fruit? If you have fruit trees and wish to donate fruit, Village Harvest would like to help.
- Contact us for suggestions on where & how to donate fruit.
- If you need help harvesting your trees, fill out our Home Sign Up Form. We will contact you when scheduling a harvest in your neighborhood.
- As the home owner, you keep as much fruit as you would like.
- Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.
Want to volunteer? Register here! Davis team volunteers come in all ages and sizes - there is work for everyone - up in the trees, on the ground and for clerical or outreach assistance.
- Harvests are typically held twice each week during peak seasons.
- Once registered, you will receive an email prior to each harvest. Simply RSVP to those you would like to attend and join the fun!
- We are currently in great need of volunteers with vehicles able to transport several hundred pounds of fruit (in crates/boxes) and/or equipment. We also welcome volunteers on bikes.
- For more information, see our Volunteer FAQs.
Latest News and Notes
- Village Harvest founder and leader Craig Diserens recognized as a "Local Hero" for community service by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center of Palo Alto, March 18, 2012.
- In addition to the tree fruit harvest totals listed above we have donated 5,952 lbs of melons and vegetables in 2011.
- We were featured on the front page of the Davis Enterprise on May 5, 2011! (PDF archived on the Village Harvest site with permission of the publisher, (c) Davis Enterprise 2011.)
- Village Harvesters Greg Gibbs and Jagroop Guraya were interviewed on Davis radio KDVS's program "Local Dirt" on May 2, 2011.
- February 2011 was our most productive month ever, with a harvest total of 8,198 pounds! This includes our largest single-day harvest to date: 3,423 pounds of tangelos from 100 trees in Winters. Check out our photos below.
- We mourn the loss of Dietz Bauer, passionate volunteer and friend to Village Harvest.
- Click on any calendar entry for more details (where & what).
- If you have not yet done so, please register as a volunteer. If you wish to attend an event within the 3-4 days it will take to process your volunteer registration, please contact email@example.com.
Wendy Silk and other volunteers at a December 2011 persimmon harvest:
Volunteers of many ages at a May 2011 grapefruit harvest: