Davis, California Team

2014 Harvest to Date
9,743 lbs.
2013 Harvest Total
29,306 lbs.

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 (joe.schwartz@villageharvest.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.
Currently, we harvest in the Davis area (plus a few very large crops elsewhere), and do not harvest figs or walnuts.

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.

Event Calendar   

  • 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 joe.schwartz@villageharvest.org.

Wendy Silk and other volunteers at a December 2011 persimmon harvest:













Volunteers of many ages at a May 2011 grapefruit harvest:
















Photos from a very large tangelo harvest, February 2011: