Donate Fruit from Your Tree

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Please be advised, there is a quarantine in Sacramento for the Oriental Fruit Fly. Several neighborhoods are within in the eradication area limits including South Sacramento, East Sacramento, Midtown/Downtown, Pocket, Land Park, Arden-Arcade (parts), Rosemont, Hollywood Park, Curtis Park, Colonial Heights and Oak Park. View map of affected areas >>

What The Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine Means For You?

To prevent the spread of fruit flies via infested homegrown fruits and vegetables, residents and people moving through the fruit fly eradication area are urged not to move any fruits or vegetables from their property. Fruits and vegetables may be consumed or processed (i.e. juiced, frozen, cooked, or ground in the garbage disposal) at the property of origin. If they are not consumed or processed, dispose of them by double-bagging them in plastic bags and putting the bags in the garbage bin for collection. For more information, visit the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s website.

Donating Fruit Outside the Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine Area

This form provides us with the essential information for arranging to harvest fruit from your property. If you need to update your information, please contact us. Keep in mind that while we would love to be able to harvest all the extra fruit in Sacramento, we may not be able to get to your tree immediately as we rely on volunteer labor and donations. Our primary harvest activities are our Spring and Winter citrus season events. Community-led neighborhood harvest groups facilitate fruit-gleaning throughout the rest of the year.

There are two options for donating your extra fruit:

  1.  We harvest and donate the fruit from your tree (enter your information below)
  2.  You harvest and donate the fruit from your tree: Locate a donation site near you >>

NOTE: If you currently rent the home where the fruit tree is located, we require written permission from the homeowner to enter/harvest.  This will be requested when volunteers come to harvest from your tree.

Fruit Tree Donation Form

  • Please enter the following info for each variety of fruit tree that you are registering: 1) Tree/fruit type 2) Number of trees of this type 3) Rough estimate of number of pounds and harvest dates for this tree type.