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


Village Harvest helps people share their fruit to reduce hunger, prevent food waste, and make a difference for their community and our planet.

Our harvests of fruit trees in home gardens or heritage orchards are fun outdoor activities for volunteers of most ages, and offer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and companies.  In only a few hours your volunteering will make a difference in the lives of 500 or even more people.

To get started, please sign up for a harvest opportunity on our Events calendar or fill out our Volunteer Registration form.

We have regular Community Harvest Teams serving homes in the South Bay and Peninsula, Orchard Harvests, and Neighborhood Harvests.

In addition to our harvests there are many other ways you can help individually, with your organization, or with a circle of friends: organize or lead harvests; making preserves, sharing your gardening expertise, enhancing our web site and technology, and providing expertise and support.

Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page for information on specific roles.

Volunteer Newsletter:

To keep abreast of our events and other news, sign up for our twice monthly Volunteer Newsletter.  Subscribe on our Volunteer Registration form (or alternatively the newsletter subscription form, no need to fill out both).

Browse the latest and recent volunteer newsletters here.

Want to tell people about Village Harvest?

Print and pass flyers to pass out to friends and neighbors with fruit trees. 

Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version you can print.  It is double sided and a half page size that must be cut down the middle.