Join the Harvest!
Our harvest calendar is full for the remainder of the 2019 harvest season. However, you can still donate your fruit by requesting U-Pick Harvest Boxes! It’s the easiest and fastest way to share your fruit with the community. Request your boxes here.
Do you want to join our fruit sharing community and share your trees’ bounty with members of the community? Then follow the steps below and join the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest!
Step 1: Register Your Tree
Fill out the form HERE to create a profile for your trees in our system. If you have already registered your trees in the past, then you are good to go! You don’t have to repeat this process again.
Step 2: Become a Member
Harvest is an expensive and time-consuming operation. In order to grow and sustain the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest, we ask all participants who wish City Fruit to collect the fruit to become a member and contribute just $25/year to cover a small portion of the cost of the harvest.* We couldn't continue this work without the support from our community! Remember, when you become a member you’ll also be able to take advantage of lots of other great benefits all year round. So make sure to check them out!
Step 3: Authorize the Harvest
Got your trees registered already? Then be on the lookout for the Harvest Authorization Survey in your email inbox in June. Unlike tree registration each tree must be re-authorized for a harvest every year. Once you complete the survey our harvest crew will contact you closer to your trees' estimated ripening period to schedule a harvest. So sit tight! This year’s harvest authorization deadline is July 31. Trees authorized before the deadline will have first priority during the harvest season. UPDATE: Harvest Authorization Survey deadline extended to August 10.
Harvest services are available to all residences within the Seattle city limits. Learn more about the harvest help now available to residents in the select South King County communities as part of the Harvest for All expansion .
Step 4: Make it Count!
Already picking and sharing your own fruit? Or you prefer to pick your own fruit but still want to donate excess fruit to a food bank? Here are more ways you can participate in the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest.
- U-Pick Harvest Boxes: Request Harvest Boxes and fill them up with the fruit you harvest. Then City Fruit crew will pick them up and deliver to our community partner sites.
- DIY Harvest: If you prefer to pick your own fruit and share it with your friends and family, you can still enter your harvest date into the DIY Harvest Survey and be part of the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest!
Got more questions? Check out the Harvest Service FAQs
*We won't turn away anyone in need of harvest help. Find out the different ways to give back as a City Fruit member.
*Please note that your membership fee will go towards supporting the overall harvest program, and is not a fee for a harvest. While we try our best to prioritize our members we cannot guarantee that we will be able to harvest all members’ trees each season.