Do you have a fruit tree at home and want to share its bounty with your community? We have two options for you to share your fruit! You can either register your tree with our harvest team, or you can harvest your tree through our U-Pick program.
Register your tree:
Fill out the tree registration form below and tell us about the type, size, and accessibility of your tree(s). Once you register your trees, you will receive an email titled “Harvest Authorization Form” from our Fruit Tree Specialist and Harvest Manager Julian to start the scheduling process. Our Harvest Authorization Form deadline is July 31st to be added for sure to this year’s harvest schedule. Typically it takes at least one week after you fill out the Harvest Authorization Form to schedule a harvest.
Please note that while we try our best to visit as many homes as possible to pick fruit, we are not able to harvest fruit from all authorized trees. Pest damage-free fruit that can be donated to food banks will be given higher priority. If you have buggy fruit, or if you are able to pick your own fruit, please consider picking your fruit and setting in paper bags or totes for a City Fruit staff or volunteer to pick up. You can also request a U-Pick Harvest Box.
*Trees need to be registered only once. If you have registered your tree with City Fruit before you do not repeat this process. Your tree is already in our system! But you will still need to authorize your fruit to be harvested this year.
U-Pick: Picking Your Own Fruit
Picking your own fruit saves City Fruit time and resources, while allowing you to volunteer your fruit AND time with us. Simply pick your fruit tree and set the Size 1, pest-free fruit in paper bags or reusable totes and let us know to come pick them up! Please email or call us 2-3 days before you harvest so that we can plan when to come by to pick up the fruit.
Don’t wait until the fruit starts to drop to the ground! If the fruit has fallen already, then we cannot donate this fruit to food banks, but we can set aside windfallen fruit for cider makers who will press and ferment the fruit.
We accept donations of different types of fruit, including but not limited to: