Fruit Fly Quarantine Alert:  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has imposed a fruit fly pest quarantine restricting any harvesting or movement of home-grown fruit and most vegetables from a large area of western Santa Clara County. Village Harvest cannot pick any fruit within the quarantine zone until it is ended around June 1, 2024. The quarantine zone includes all of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Cupertino and portions of San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Milpitas.

For citrus tree owners within the quarantine zone: many types of citrus will keep well on trees for months. Village Harvest suggests you either use your fruit (solely at your property) or leave the tree and wait until June 1 before donating.

For more information and detailed maps please visit the Fruit Fly Quarantine page.


Please complete this form to request harvesting assistance if your fruit trees have previously been picked by Village Harvest OR you have previously submitted your contact and tree information.

  • Because we receive hundreds of requests each season our volunteers are not able to assist everyone who offers their fruit.
  • We give priority to seniors age 70 and older or households physically unable to pick their trees, homes with a larger amount (100 lbs of citrus, apples, or persimmons, or 50 lbs of stone fruit), or where we have several homes offering fruit close together.
  • We may request that tree owners join in the harvest with our volunteers, to the limit of their physical abilities.
  • If you have a smaller amount or we cannot assist you in time, we’ll help you locate a food bank or meal service that will be grateful to receive your fruit. Visit our Community Food Drop Off Locations map and list and Contact Us through this website or by phone.

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Our goal is to help tree owners learn to share their own fruit whenever possible, and for our volunteer teams to primarily assist those households whose members are physically unable to harvest their trees.