Fruit Fly Quarantine Notice: Due to the discovery of oriental fruit flies in central Santa Clara County, on September 1 the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) imposed a quarantine restricting any harvesting or movement of home-grown fruit and most vegetables from a 112 square mile zone covering all of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Cupertino and portions of San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Milpitas. Unfortunately Village Harvest is not permitted to do any harvesting of any type of fruit within the quarantine zone, but will continue our harvests outside of the zone. Please read the article on our website for additional information (Click Here).
We give priority to seniors and others who are physically unable to pick their own trees. Because of high interest most physically able tree owners will need to harvest and donate their own fruit.
Many food agencies are accepting homeowner fruit donations again after changes in the pandemic - check our Community Food Drop Off Locations list for the latest updates. We are expanding our FruitSharing DIY resources with how to information on easy ways to harvest your fruit.
If your fruit trees have been previously picked by Village Harvest volunteers, please complete the shorter Harvest Request page instead.
If you have 10 or more trees of the same general fruit type and timing, please Contact Us with a description and details of your fruit and property. Our Orchard Harvest teams are operating in portions of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.