COVID-19 Changes

Effective Monday March 16, all harvests are canceled through April 7 in support of the extraordinary request by Bay Area counties for residents to "shelter in place" at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus / COVID-19. Under the public health order Village Harvest is eligible to continue operating, and depending on food supply at pantries and food banks we may resume limited orchard, but not home, harvests after April 7.

Stay healthy, keep others safe, and let's all find ways to make lemonade in this challenging time.

Craig Diserens
Executive Director

Who we are

Village Harvest is a volunteer-powered organization with a small (mostly part-time) staff of 4, 35 volunteer leaders, and over a thousand volunteers contributing their time, talents and passions each year to strengthen our community. Here are a few key individuals that keep Village Harvest running and growing.


Craig Diserens

Craig Diserens

Craig became the leader and Executive Director of Village Harvest in 2011, after ten years managing the business and technology as a co-founder and Secretary/Treasurer.  His professional background is in engineering and business, and when he's not consumed by Village Harvest he is a marketing and product development consultant to high tech and entrepreneurial companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.


Karen Hurst

Karen is a Village Harvest board member and the leader of the Sunday, Mountain View based team.  An avid gardener, taking over lawns everywhere to grow edibles.  Karen and her husband also can and dehydrate and cook from the garden.  Karen teaches microbiology at the local community colleges and also volunteers with a number of other gardening and community organizations.  Even with a busy schedule she keeps a constant smile and enthusiasm.


Susan Osofsky

Susan is the leader of our Palo Alto events with and often for other special events.  She is the former co-director of Green Fork, a project of Conexions which celebrates and connects people to their local sources of food.  In this case food literally in people's own backyards!  Susan's entire backyard is landscaped with edibles which she grows organically.  She is a model of the celebration of abundance and sharing with her community.