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We are proud to announce this month’s picks and events. Below are the calendared events. Click on event name for more detail and to register.
Please note: The exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick.  To reduce volunteer cancelations and increase the number of volunteer slots, please only sign up for a maximum of 3 fruit picks per month.

MINORS: Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian who must also register themselves for the event.  Volunteers under 18 must have an adult guardian sign the online waiver when registering for the first time.  Minimum age for picks: 5 years unless otherwise posted.  Minimum age for farmers market gleans: 12 years.

Oranges, Tangerines, & Grapefruits in Woodland Hills
Date: Friday - 04/25/14
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Citrus galore! Trees upon tree...
Details | Register for this event - 5 spots left!

Candy Making at the Fruit Cave
Date: Friday - 04/25/14
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Join us for Food Forward's Sp...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

SPRING MELT Volunteer Shift 1 (21 and older)
Date: Saturday - 04/26/14
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Calling all FF bartenders, cra...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

SPRING MELT Volunteer Shift 2 (21 and older)
Date: Saturday - 04/26/14
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Calling all FF bartenders, cra...
Details | Register for this event - 4 spots left!

Oranges in Simi Valley VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 04/26/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: simi valley, CA
Come out for a small orange pi...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Oranges& tangerines in Oak View VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 04/26/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: Oak View, CA
Come enjoy a day in Oak View a...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Grapefruits in Monrovia
Date: Saturday - 04/26/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Monrovia, CA
Grapefruits galore! Come pick ...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Studio City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Toluca Lake Earth Day Celebration Fruit Drive
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Toluca Lake, CA
Join us for a fruit drive at t...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Oranges and Tangerines in Culver City
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: LA, CA
There is a Valencia and Tanger...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Solo Pick in Atwater Village
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Grapefruits in Beverly Hills
Date: Sunday - 04/27/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Calling all tree climbers! The...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 04/28/14
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 04/29/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 04/29/14
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Oranges in San Fernando
Date: Tuesday - 04/29/14
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: san fernando, CA
Join us for a beautiful sunset...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Solo Grapefruit Pick in Van Nuys
Date: Tuesday - 04/29/14
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: Van Nuys, CA
...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 04/30/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Oranges & Grapefruits in Ojai VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 05/03/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: Ojai, CA
Come on out and enjoy a pick i...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Franklin Canyon Orange Harvest
Date: Saturday - 05/03/14
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
We'll be harvesting the remai...
Details | Register for this event - 13 spots left!

Citrus Celebration in San Marino!
Date: Saturday - 05/03/14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: San Marino, CA
This is a gorgeous property wi...
Details | Register for this event - 9 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 12:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Studio City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Lemons in Arcadia
Date: Sunday - 05/04/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Arcadia, CA
...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 05/05/14
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Torrance Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/06/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/06/14
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 05/07/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Oranges in Simi Valley VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 05/10/14
Time: 8am - 10:30
Location: Simi Valley, CA
...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/11/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 4 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/11/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/11/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/11/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/11/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Studio City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/11/14
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 05/12/14
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Torrance Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/13/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/13/14
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 05/14/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 4 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 AM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Studio City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Lots of grapefruits in Somis VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 1pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Somis, CA
Spend a nice Sunday afternoon ...
Details | Register for this event - 30 spots left!

CITRUS SUNDAY in Northridge AM SHIFT
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Citrus Sunday os a fresh fruit...
Details | Register for this event - 30 spots left!

CITRUS SUNDAY in Granada Hills in AM SHIFT
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Citrus Sunday os a fresh fruit...
Details | Register for this event - 30 spots left!

CITRUS SUNDAY in Northridge PM SHIFT
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Citrus Sunday os a fresh fruit...
Details | Register for this event - 28 spots left!

CITRUS SUNDAY in Granada Hills PM SHIFT
Date: Sunday - 05/18/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Citrus Sunday os a fresh fruit...
Details | Register for this event - 30 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 05/19/14
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Torrance Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/20/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/20/14
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 05/21/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 4 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/25/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 4 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/25/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/25/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Studio City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/25/14
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 05/25/14
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 05/26/14
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/27/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 05/27/14
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 05/28/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Pick Leader Academy Orientation in Westchester
Date: Saturday - 05/31/14
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Stand at the forefront of the ...
Details | Register for this event - 21 spots left!

Oranges in Montecito
Date: Saturday - 06/21/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: Montecito , CA
Enjoy a big orange pick in bea...
Details | Register for this event - 35 spots left!

Lots of orange pickin' in Camarillo VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 07/12/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: Camarillo, CA
This will be a fun & big day i...
Details | Registration is Closed

Oranges in Simi Valley VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 07/26/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Come on out for a nice orange ...
Details | Register for this event - 8 spots left!

 "I don\'t even really realize how much food goes to waste in just one yard! You all were just wonderful and I will be totally letting you know when we are ready for more picking. Thank you and your wonderful crew for allowing us to \"Pay it Forward\"."
Milissa and Angela

"The experience was so awesome! Your team rocks! Jack was so helpful as team leader. Lara and Jack both spoke highly of Food Forward because it is so organized. It was such a pleasure to hear the feedback from Food Not Bombs contact. He really appreciates this being streamlined through Food Forward. It was really great to see how the produce boxes were distributed with care and detail, tailored to the specific needs and quantities for each group picking up. When the pick ups happened, the drivers were very happy that they did not need to wait for their boxes to be weighed in, but rather just loaded them up and were on their way."
Beth, Farmers Market Recovery


"I purchased a home last fall that was built in the 1950’s and the fruit trees are mature and produce lots of fruit. I asked myself, “What am I going to do with this fruit?”, and a friend suggested I get a hold of Food Forward. It was easy! I emailed the office, they got back to me requesting location and a photo of the trees. A day was scheduled and arrangements were made. A great group of Food Forward volunteers came to my house, picked the fruit and no mess was left behind."
Paul 2/24/11