San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We will harvest fresh backyard fruit for donation to local soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and the food bank. Typical harvests take about 3 hours and travel no more than 25 miles from the starting location. We will have all the necessary equipment, including buckets, picking-poles, ladders, clippers, and crates with us.
Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions of the day. Come prepared to be outdoors for 4 hours. Other items to consider are:
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Gardening gloves
- Brown bag to take some fruit home
You can learn more about The Urban Farmers at www.theurbanfarmers.org
I have never been to a harvest. Can you give me an idea what to expect?
Is there an age limit?
Children must be 6 years or older and accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Can I come without registering?
No. Each harvest can accommodate a limited number of volunteers, and our insurance policy requires volunteers to provide emergency contact information and to review and accept the terms and conditions of the Release of Liability Agreement before attending a harvest.
Where Will We Meet?
If we know the starting location of a harvest, the address is listed on the event page (above.) Most of the time we do not know the starting location until 48 hours before the harvest. At that time we will email the address to all registered volunteers and update the address on this page.
When & Where
The Urban Farmers
We are a grassroots, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the East Bay of San Francisco. We harvest excess backyard fruit for donation to the needy and in the process help learners understand issues related to food and food insecurity. Our focus is on hunger relief and building healthy, resilient communities.