A fruit tree is a terrible thing to waste! DIY - Donate it yourself - and share your abundance to help others.
Unfortunately, during the current COVID-19 crisis food agencies are not able to accept homeowner drop offs at this time. Please do not pick your own tree for donation at this time; keep citrus fruit on the tree, where most varieties will hold well for several months.
Most food banks and pantries are very grateful to receive fresh fruit and produce directly from home gardens. Your extra can become much-needed healthy food for people right in your community, and it's also good for your yard, your tree and the planet.
Village Harvest is creating a new series of "how to" videos and articles to demonstrate how home tree owners can pick and donate their own fruit. These will be posted as we film them through the fruit seasons.
In the meantime, here are a few tips on determining when your fruit is ripe, easy ways to harvest, and where you can donate your fruit. Contact Us with questions, we'll be glad to help.