Apply for Harvesting Assistance

Please fill out this page 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.

If you have never registered your home or property with us please complete the Home Sign Up instead.

Summer 2019 Changes and Notes:

  • Important change in our volunteer harvesting assistance program: we now encourage and may request that tree owners join in the harvest with our volunteers, to the limit of their physical abilities.
  • Because we receive hundreds of requests each season our volunteers are not able to assist everyone who offers their fruit.  This summer we anticipate we will be able to assist about 1 of every 4 tree owner requests.
  • We give priority to seniors age 70 and older or households physically unable to pick their trees, homes with a larger amount (at least 50 lbs of stone fruit, or 100 lbs of citrus or apples), or where we have several homes offering fruit close together.
  • 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.
  • We will not be able to reach most homes with apricots, plums, and other stone fruit because the fruit ripens and falls very quickly, and many trees ripen at the same time. Our volunteer teams can't be everywhere at once! Request harvesting assistance, but make plans to harvest and donate fruit yourself.

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.

Eligibility and Conditions *

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.

I and all members of my household are physically unable to harvest my fruit tree(s).
I, or another household member, am willing to participate in the harvest along with Village Harvest volunteers, to the limit of my physical ability.