Apply for Harvesting Assistance

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

Because of overwhelming interest unfortunately we are not able to assist everyone who offers their fruit. In the 2018 summer fruit season we anticipate being able to serve 1 of every 4 requests but this varies by location and fruit type. 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 summer, 150 pounds / 6 crates of citrus or apples, or 50 lbs of stone fruit (may vary by community))

Because stone fruit like apricots and plums ripen and fall very quickly before our twice-monthly harvest teams can reach them, most tree owners with these fruits will need to harvest and donate their own fruit and donate it to a grateful food agency. This Ladder-less Fruit Harvesting Techniques document by Village Harvest shows some easy ways to harvest, and the Community Food Drop Off Locations page will help you find food agencies to donate to.

    Volunteer harvesting is provided at no required charge, but we do ask for tax-deductible donations cover the cost of providing this service. We are very grateful for your support.

    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.