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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.

Persimmons in San Marino
Date: Saturday - 10/04/14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: San Marino, CA
Join us for a rare fruit pick-...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/05/14
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, 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 - 10/05/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, 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 - 10/05/14
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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 - 10/05/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/05/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/05/14
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Persimmons in Leimert Park
Date: Sunday - 10/05/14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sunday funday pick! Come out t...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 10/06/14
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/07/14
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/07/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Pomegranate Pick in Woodland Hills
Date: Tuesday - 10/07/14
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Come on out for some pomegrana...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 10/08/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Persimmons in Monrovia
Date: Thursday - 10/09/14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Monrovia, CA
Join us for a persimmon pick! ...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Blood Oranges & Apples in Carpinteria
Date: Saturday - 10/11/14
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Carpinteria, CA
Join us at this beautiful prop...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/12/14
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, 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 - 10/12/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, 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 - 10/12/14
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/12/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
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 - 10/12/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/12/14
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 - 10/13/14
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/14/14
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/14/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, 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 - 10/15/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 5 spots left!

Oranges and Avocados in Burbank
Date: Thursday - 10/16/14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Burbank, CA
Join us up a tree! We'll be s...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 10/18/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Orange Extravaganza in Montecito VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 10/18/14
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Montecito , CA
Join us for an orange pick at ...
Details | Register for this event - 45 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/19/14
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/19/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, 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 - 10/19/14
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/19/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
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 - 10/19/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, 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 - 10/19/14
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Food GPS Sriracha Festival - First Shift (21+ only)
Date: Sunday - 10/19/14
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sriracha Fest is here! Join Fo...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Food GPS Sriracha Festival - Second Shift (21+ only)
Date: Sunday - 10/19/14
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sriracha Fest is here! Join Fo...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Food GPS Sriracha Festival - Final Shift (21+ only)
Date: Sunday - 10/19/14
Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sriracha Fest is here! Join Fo...
Details | Register for this event - 7 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 10/20/14
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/21/14
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/21/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, 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 - 10/22/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 6 spots left!

Oranges at Huntington Gardens 18 and over
Date: Saturday - 10/25/14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: San Marino, CA
Come out to the beautiful and ...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 10/25/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/26/14
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 5 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/26/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, 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 - 10/26/14
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/26/14
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/26/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Registration is Closed

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 10/26/14
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 - 10/27/14
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/28/14
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 10/28/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, 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 - 10/29/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 6 spots left!

Jammin' Day!
Date: Wednesday - 10/29/14
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Location: Pacoima, CA
It's a Jammin' Day with Food...
Details | Register for this event - 7 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 11/01/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 11/08/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 11/08/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 11/15/14
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Oranges at Huntington Gardens 18 and over
Date: Saturday - 11/22/14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: San Marino, CA
Come out to the beautiful and ...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Oranges at Huntington Gardens 18 and over
Date: Saturday - 12/20/14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: San Marino, CA
Come out to the beautiful and ...
Details | Register for this event - 8 spots left!

 "I really didnt expect fruit picking to be so fun, but It was! Its hard not to feel the stress of the day melt away as you laugh about getting bopped on the head by a small citrus fruit, or feeling satisfied climbing high into a tree to pick the freshest grapefruit for someone in need! "
Cob Burton

"It was such a positive experience donating the fruit from our trees to Food Forward…It’s nice to see these people give of their time and energy, and to allow us to be a part of it."
Ralph, Northridge


"On every Food Forward pick there is a moment when I pause for a moment in the midst of picking and I smell the air, and feel the sunlight on my skin. I look around and see a group of people working peacefully together, all doing something just because it is good. Being happy sometimes is as simple as this."
Charles, Volunteer