A fruit tree is a terrible thing to waste! DIY - Donate it yourself - and share your abundance to help others.
After prior shutdowns, selected food agencies are beginning to accept home tree owner donations again, in moderate quantities. Please visit the Community Food Drop Off Locations page for the latest information we have.
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.