2022 Plums and Apricots: Because of the fast ripening (and dropping) of apricots and plums, our volunteer harvest team schedules usually don't allow us to pick many of these trees. Almost all stone fruit tree owners must harvest and donate their own fruit. It's easy! See the popular Harvesting Plums article for "how to" information applicable to both plums and apricots, and find food agencies to donate to through the Community Food Drop Off Locations list. Contact us with questions, and thanks for sharing your fruit help others in the community.
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.
July 2022 Update for San Jose, Campbell, and Los Gatos tree owners: the oriental fruit fly quarantine prevented harvesting for 9 month in half of these cities was ended 6/27/2022 and our volunteer teams are gradually resuming harvests in this area.
- 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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