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On-line Form
Simply complete our on-line form.  A return call or reply will follow within three days.  We'll ask for the address when an appointment is confirmed.
Phone Call / Text

619-318-3423

Simply leave a message. A return call will follow within three days. A few questions are asked and an appointment is confirmed at your convenience.

Region Quarantined?
Check if your immediate area is not currently under county alert quarantine
Scheduling
Please understand. We need ample time to notice volunteers for preparation. We cannot schedule the same or next day. 

Please allow one to three weeks advance scheduling, specially for two or large tree(s).
Tax Deductible
When finished, we will provide a Thank You receipt showing the weight for tax deduction, at fair market value.   Currently under Chaldean C-MSS of El Cajon non-profit authority.  Residential Fruit Harvesters is in transition of seeking it's own 501(c)(3) non-profit status..
Weather Report
We try not to cancel until the very last day, hoping to harvest before it rains. Link is for zip code 92101 area.
Consider Adoption

Senior Centers, School's Family Support Centers, Churches, Youth Centers, etc., welcome donations. Your fresh residential fruit is no exception. Contact a nonprofit center. First ask for permission and instruc-tions prior to delivery.

Never have strangers pick your fruit trees for security.  Contact us if needed. 

Liability Insurance proof

 The above is a download link in PDF format.. 

 
Media Interviews

Occasionally a reporter will ask to accompany a residential harvest. We direct all reporters first to contact the resident for notice and permission. This may include a TV, radio, internet or news-paper interview. For public awareness we encourage the opportunity.  The resident is never obligated to be interviewed.  The address is never to be disclosed.

 

 

 

Thank you for the opportunity to pick your residential fruit for low-income families and seniors.

Please complete our on-line form or call to allow us to pick your residential fruit. We ask a few questions to arrange a morning weekday appointment. We usually schedule within a week or two, depending on the number of trees and the distance.

Check if your area has been quarantined by the County of San Diego Agricultural Department.  If yes, we can still harvest your residential fruit which can be distributed ONLY within the quarantine boundaries.

One resident member must be present during our residential harvest appointment. We usually finish in less than two hours, arriving at 9:30 a.m., leaving around 11:30 a.m. We use harvest poles, not ladders, along with protective gear such as gloves and eye glasses. We provide our own buckets for distribution.

Upon arrival, we introduce ourselves and ask for specific instructions, such as picking only the top portion of the tree, leaving the bottom section for your convenience. If there's any concerns for possible property damage, ornaments for example, please emphasis the caution when picking.

At the end, we rake the immediate area, throw away debris and haul away our filled buckets. A final inspection is requested before we depart. A tax-deduction receipt showing weight harvested is provided. 

With dogs, please ensure the yard is clean or ask us to clean when we visit. Also please remember to turn off your sprinkler system on day prior and during our visit.

Safety Limitations

We must impose the following limits:

2,000 pounds maximum hauling limit (65 five-gallon buckets) 45 minutes maximum driving radius north of Lemon Grove, CA 91945
10-tree minimum when traveling over 20 minutes. Upon request, we can reschedule for additional visits to complete the residential harvest within 30 days.

There is no limit when traveling under 20 minutes to harvest resident-ial fruit by appointment and permission. 

Our trailer hitches to the founder’s personal 92 Ford pickup, with a tow hitch. The trailer, hitch and when-needed mechanic services, all are donations from Enrique Garfias, owner of Speedway Auto Body and Paint of Lemon Grove. 

Overheating the engine and overstressing the transmission of our only vehicle is a serious concern. Unable to be replaced and the cost of labor, we need to maximum the weight, also a safety element. With very limited resources, Harvest CROPS is dependent on volunteers who offer their trucks. There is no guarantee volunteers will offer their trucks. There is however, the guarantee of our only donated Ford truck towing a donated trailer full of residential fruit.

When traveling over 20 minutes, Harvest CROPS has a 10-tree minimum to make our expenses practical. Under 20 minutes, there is no minimum. Call and let us determine the distance please.

We thank you for your consideration and permission to allow Harvest CROPS to pick your residential fruit by appointment. Low-income families and seniors thank you and greatly appreciate your donation
                                       

Testimonies

"Awesome organization! We had [leader] and his team at our house to pick oranges and they were terrific. The team was very respectful of the trees and property and it was wonderful knowing the fruit was going somewhere where it could be appreciated."

                                                            -- Maria R.K. of San Diego

"Thank you everyone for picking the fruit from my 3 trees yesterday. You did a great job and I am very happy that the fruit will go to good use!"

-- Susan B of San Diego

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