2022 Plums and stone fruit: Because of the fast ripening (and dropping) of these fruits 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.
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.