Home Gardens:
We have resumed home harvests but our capacity is more limited than before the pandemic. We give priority to seniors and others who are physically unable to pick their own trees. Most physically able tree owners will need to harvest and donate their own fruit.

Some food agencies are accepting homeowner fruit donations again - 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.

Orchards:

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.

Important October 2021 Update: Due to the discovery of oriental fruit flies, on October 5 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 100 square mile zone covering most of San Jose, Campbell, and adjacent areas. Village Harvest is not permitted to do any harvesting within the quarantine zone, and it also applies to residents. Check the Map on this page for your location; if your garden is within the zone volunteer teams will be unable to assist you for at least several months.

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Please include at least one contact number; use format nnn-nnn-nnnn including the area code.

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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.