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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.

Grapefruit in Simi Valley VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Friday - 04/18/14
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Come enjoy a nice late morning...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Oranges in Simi Valley VENTURA COUNTY
Date: Saturday - 04/19/14
Time: 9am - 11:30am
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Come out on a nice spring day ...
Details | Register for this event - 7 spots left!

Oranges in Arcadia
Date: Saturday - 04/19/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Arcadia, CA
There are 2 trees exploding wi...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Grapefruits in Silverlake
Date: Saturday - 04/19/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Make your morning a juicy one!...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Fruit Fiesta in Sylmar!
Date: Saturday - 04/19/14
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Sylmar, CA
Grab a friend and join us at t...
Details | Register for this event - 10 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/20/14
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 - 04/20/14
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/20/14
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 - 04/20/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 04/20/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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 - 04/20/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 04/21/14
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

Oranges in Culver City
Date: Monday - 04/21/14
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Come lend a hand to harvest an...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 04/22/14
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Culver City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 04/22/14
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

Students Feeding Students Fair at SMC
Date: Tuesday - 04/22/14
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
We need Food Forward experts t...
Details | Registration is Closed

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 04/23/14
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Solo Pick in Studio City
Date: Wednesday - 04/23/14
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Studio City, CA
...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Neighborhood Pick in Sherman Oaks
Date: Wednesday - 04/23/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Van Nuys, CA
We're hopping from house to h...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Fruit Fiesta in Glendale
Date: Wednesday - 04/23/14
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: Glendale, CA
Tangerines, grapefruit, lemons...
Details | Register for this event - 5 spots left!

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 - 9 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 - 5 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 - Event is full, register for standby list

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 - 1 spots left!

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!

Oranges in San Fernando
Date: Saturday - 04/26/14
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: san fernando, CA
Come on out for a juicy Saturd...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

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 - 4 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: TBD, CA
Join us for a fruit drive at t...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

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 - 1 spots left!

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

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 - 1 spots left!

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

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 - 4 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 - 18 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 - 5 spots left!

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 - 3 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 - 3 spots left!

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 - 3 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 - 1 spots left!

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: 9am - 11:30
Location: Simi Valley, CA
...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

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 - 5 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 5 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!

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 - 2 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 - 5 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 - 4 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 - 22 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 - 38 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

 "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

"After a day of volunteering with Food Forward, I feel like I have paid for a day of my keep on this earth in a tangible (not to mention fun and sweaty) way. I have taken something that would otherwise fall to the ground and be wasted and put that into grateful hands and mouths."
Tran (Pick Leader)


"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