Harvests and Other Events

Before signing up for an event, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Each adult must sign up separately for events. To sign up for an event, click on the 'Sign up for this event' button. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation letter with the exact address and detailed information about the event. If the roster is full, your name will be added to a waiting list and you will receive an email if anyone ahead of you cancels their spot.

Move the mouse over harvests on the calendar to see details and a sign up link below the calendar. Green harvests have roster openings left; yellow harvests have a waiting list. If you are using a smart phone you may have to scroll the top half of the page to see everything.

 

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
Oct 17
apples
assorted
pumpkins
 
 
Oct 18
grapefruits
tomatoes
 
 
Oct 19
apples
FARMERS MARKET
 
 
Oct 20
persimmons
assorted
 
 
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When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Tuesday, Oct 17
9:00 AM
apples No SLO, See Canyon
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
20 17 0  
This is an apple glean at a private property in See Canyon. Note that there are bees in these areas. Adult and teens volunteers only.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Tuesday, Oct 17
9:00 AM
assorted No SLO, behind airport
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
8 2 0  
This is a glean of assorted produce in San Luis Obispo. Firstfruit Farms has grown over 19,000 pounds of produce for Food Bank agencies. Kids welcome!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Tuesday, Oct 17
9:00 AM
pumpkins No Templeton - West 46
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
11 4 0  
This is a harvest of squash and kohlrabi at a small private farm off of 46 west in Templeton. Adults and teen volunteers only. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO MEET. DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE ADDRESS OF THE FARM.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Wednesday, Oct 18
9:00 AM
grapefruits No Arroyo Grande
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
4 4 0  
This is a glean of a couple grapefruit trees in Corbett Canyon in Arroyo Grande. Ladders will be necessary to reach some of the higher fruit.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Wednesday, Oct 18
1:00 PM
tomatoes No SLO, near airport
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
4 4 0  
This is a small harvest of cherry and yellow pear tomatoes, plus figs at a property south of San Luis Obispo off of Buckley Road. This is a kid-friendly event.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Thursday, Oct 19
9:00 AM
apples No SLO, See Canyon
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
20 12 0  
This is an apple glean at a private property in See Canyon. Note that there are bees in these areas. Adult and teens volunteers only.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Thursday, Oct 19
7:30 PM
FARMERS MARKET No San Luis Obispo
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
3 0 0  
Please do not sign up for this glean unless you have been trained specifically for the SLO Farmer's Market.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Friday, Oct 20
9:00 AM
persimmons No Santa Margarita
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
3 3 0  
This is a harvest of one tall persimmon tree in Santa Margarita.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Friday, Oct 20
6:00 PM
assorted No SLO, behind airport
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
13 13 1  
This is a glean of assorted produce in San Luis Obispo. Firstfruit Farms has grown over 19,000 pounds of produce for Food Bank agencies. Kids welcome!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Friday, Oct 27
12:00 PM
No
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
8 2 0  
Want to upgrade your gleaner status to "master gleaner"? We're doing a harvest leader training where you can get the information and training to lead other volunteers in rescuing the bounty. Contact Emily Wilson at EWilson@slofoodbank.org for more info.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task Crop
sprayed?
General
location
Saturday, Nov 4
11:00 AM
No
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
2 1 0  
This is a tabling opportunity for GleanSLO at an event put on by SLO Wine Country where gleanSLO is the beneficiary of the wine auction.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.

 

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Year Pounds of food that would otherwise have gone to waste
2017 178,320
2016 243,312
2015 209,013
2014 200,092
2013 212,109
2012 99,165
2011 37,988
2010 22,000