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Please fill out the form below to request volunteer assistance for harvesting your fruit trees. If your home or property has been harvested by Village Harvest in the past, please fill in our Harvest Request page instead.

Please check the list at the right to verify you are within our service area. If you're outside our area we'll be glad to help you find alternatives.

Because of overwhelming interest unfortunately we are not able to assist everyone who offers their fruit. In the 2018 summer fruit season we anticipate being able to serve 1 of every 4 requests but this varies by location and fruit type. We give priority to:

  • Seniors or households who are physically unable to pick their own tree(s), with a minimum amount  fruit that will vary by community and number of homes waiting
  • Homes with a larger amount of fruit to donate (in the summer, 150 pounds / 6 crates of citrus or apples, or 50 lbs of stone fruit (may vary by community))

Because stone fruit like apricots and plums ripen and fall very quickly before our twice-monthly harvest teams can reach them, most tree owners with these fruits will need to harvest their own fruit and donate it to a grateful food agency. This Ladder-less Fruit Harvesting Techniques document by Village Harvest shows some easy ways to harvest, and the Community Food Drop Off Locations page will help you find food agencies to donate to.

    Volunteer harvesting is provided at no required charge, but we do ask for tax-deductible donations cover a portion of the cost of providing this service. We we are very grateful for your support.

    Most types of tree fruit are picked, except figs and loquats are rarely harvested because the volumes are small and the fruit is too perishable at food pantries. Grapefruit are lower priority except in our San Jose teams because of food agency limitations on the volume they can distribute.

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    Phone
    Please include at least one contact number; use format nnn-nnn-nnnn including the area code.
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    (check either or both if applies)
    Please tell us what types of trees you have, and their varieties if you know. What height are they, and where are they located on your property? (height in feet, or relative to the height of your house).
    When will each type of your fruit be ripe and ready to pick?
    Please tell us anything additional we should know about harvesting your property - pets, preferred access path, tenants, ...