Gold Country Gleaning

Volunteer to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables for those experiencing hunger, or get your unused produce harvested.

Total pounds of produce donated to Interfaith Food Ministry since Aug. 4, 2018:  10,821 pounds!

Donors include:  First Rain Farm, Fog Dog Farm, Greg’s Organics, Harmony Valley Farm, Johansen Ranch, Mountain Bounty Farm, Pearson Family Orchard, Riverhill Farm, Super Tuber Farm, Sierra Harvest’s Food Love Farm, and private homes (22).

Share Your Harvest

Don’t let your food go to waste or become a mess and have volunteers come harvest for you. Your extra fruit can make a meaningful difference for the one in ten people in our community who need healthy food.

Register your crop to be gleaned 


  Heidi Zimmerman, volunteer Harvest Leader donating hundreds of pounds of gleaned apples to Interfaith Food Ministry Executive Director, Phil Alonso (Sept. 2018)


Have fun and meet new people while getting fresh food to those who need it. 

Volunteer to Pick Fruit

To come and help us pick delicious fruits, sign up today and we’ll be in touch as dates become available.  Please read the 2018 Gleaning Volunteer Info and Waiver prior to a glean.  You will be signing it at your first glean.

Be a Volunteer Harvest Leader

Join our team of volunteer Harvest Leaders.  Harvest Leaders are volunteers who love harvesting fruit who commit to leading a crew of volunteers up to twice a month June-Oct picking fruit that would otherwise go to waste from farms and home orchards and bringing it to the local food agency to be distributed to those in need.  More info here. Email miriam@sierraharvest to set up an interview. We are accepting applications now from April 25 – May 15th for new Harvest Leaders for the 2019 season.  Please complete the form below and we will be in touch to schedule an interview.  Trainings will take place in June and gleans in July/August.  

Bill Jensen, Miriam Limov and Heidi Zimmerman gleaning at a Nevada County home hundreds of pounds of apples, 2018.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a superstar Sierra Harvest Gold Country Gleaners Harvest Leader, we couldn't run this program without you! Please complete the form below and hit submit. A Sierra Harvest staff will contact you within two weeks. Applications are due by May 15, 2019.