Apply for Harvesting Assistance

Please fill out the form below to request harvesting of your fruit trees if your trees have previously been harvested by Village Harvest volunteers OR you have already submitted your contact and tree information before. (If you have never registered your home or property with us fill in our Home Sign Up page instead.)

If I request harvesting, will you harvest my fruit?

In the 2018 fall fruit season we anticipate being able to serve 1 of every 3 requests but this will vary by location and fruit type. Because of high interest unfortunately we are not able to assist everyone who offers their fruit. We give priority to:

  • Seniors or households who are physically unable to pick their own tree(s), with a minimum amount  fruit that will vary by community and number of homes waiting
  • Homes with a larger amount of fruit to donate (in the fall, 150 pounds / 6 crates of persimmons or citrus, or 50 lbs of apples (may vary by community))

If you have a smaller amount or we are unable to assist you, most food banks and food pantries are grateful to receive fresh fruit or produce directly from homeowners. The Community Food Drop Off Locations page will help you find food agencies to donate to, and the Ladder-less Fruit Harvesting Techniques document by Village Harvest shows some easy ways to harvest.

    Is there a cost for this service?

    Volunteer harvesting assistance is provided at no required charge, but we ask for donations to cover a portion of our costs for transportation, supplies, and organizing staff. We rely on and need the support of homeowners and volunteers to fund our community service. Any amount helps, and we are grateful for your support.

     

    Form items marked with * are required.

    List the tree or trees you would like harvesting assistance with.
    When will each of your trees be ripe? Please be a specific as possible.
    Please tell us how much more or less fruit you have this season, as compared to previous times.
    Please tell us of any changes to your contact information (phone, email addresses), trees (new, removed, other), or any other information that would help us keep your information accurate in our records.