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Backyard Harvest 2015
Farmers Market 2015
Wholesale Recovery 2015

We are proud to announce this month’s volunteer 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 cancellations and increase the number of volunteer slots, please only sign up for a maximum of 5 events per month. Some volunteers have reported not receiving confirmation emails to AOL and Hotmail accounts. If you do not receive a confirmation after registering, please email volunteer@foodforward.org.

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.

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Featured Events

Grapefruit, Orange and Tangerine Fest in La Canada
Date: Wednesday - 03/04/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: La Canada, CA
Come on out to La Canada to he...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Tangerines and Kumquats in Beverly Hills
Date: Wednesday - 03/04/15
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Hump day citrus pick! Break up...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Kumquat Kraziness in Tarzana
Date: Wednesday - 03/04/15
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Tarzana, CA
We're almost to our kumquat g...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Lemons and Oranges in Arcadia
Date: Thursday - 03/05/15
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Arcadia, CA
Help us harvest some lemons an...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Sunset Grapefruit Harvest
Date: Thursday - 03/05/15
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
We are officially in the peak ...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Art City Greens and Herbs Harvest in Ventura
Date: Friday - 03/06/15
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ventura , CA
This special community perimet...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/08/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/08/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 03/10/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 03/11/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Organic Spinach and Chard at McGrath family farm.
Date: Wednesday - 03/11/15
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Camarillo, CA
Join us for a refreshing morn...
Details | Register for this event - 15 spots left!

Tangelo, Grapefruit and Mandarin Fiesta in Encino!
Date: Thursday - 03/12/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Encino, CA
Help us harvest some incredibl...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/14/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

6th Annual CSUN Pick - Break Down Shift
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Northridge, CA
Join us to help with break dow...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 03/17/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/21/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pasadena Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/21/15
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

CicLAvia in the Valley - Morning Volunteer Shift
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 08:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Studio City, CA
Join us as we celebrate the Sa...
Details | Register for this event - 8 spots left!

CicLAvia in the Valley - Mid-Day Volunteer Shift
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Join us as we celebrate the Sa...
Details | Register for this event - 7 spots left!

CicLAvia in the Valley - Afternoon Volunteer Shift
Date: Sunday - 03/22/15
Time: 01:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Join us as we celebrate the Sa...
Details | Register for this event - 8 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 03/23/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 03/24/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Wednesday - 03/25/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/28/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pasadena Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/28/15
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 1 spots left!

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/29/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Larchmont Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/29/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Santa Monica Sunday Main Street Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/29/15
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Studio City Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/29/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Mar Vista Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/29/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Brentwood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/29/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 03/30/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 2 spots left!

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 03/31/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - 3 spots left!

Full Events

The following upcoming events are full but you can still get on the standby list. When you are on the standby list for an event you will be notified if a space becomes available.

Torrance Tuesday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Tuesday - 03/03/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/03/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/04/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Torrance Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/07/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Torrance, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Grapefruits in Pasadena
Date: Saturday - 03/07/15
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Come on out and up a tree for ...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Pacific Palisades Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Sunday - 03/08/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/08/15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/08/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/08/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/08/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Grapefruit and Orange Pickin' in Culver City
Date: Sunday - 03/08/15
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Come on out to Culver City whe...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 03/09/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/10/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Pasadena Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/14/15
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Pasadena, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/15/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/15/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

6th Annual CSUN Pick - PM Shift
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00pm
Location: Northridge, CA
Join us for our 6th annual har...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

West Hollywood Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Monday - 03/16/15
Time: 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/17/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/21/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/22/15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mar Vista , CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/24/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/28/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/29/15
Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
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 - 03/31/15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Culver City, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Register for this event - Event is full, register for standby list


Closed Events

The following upcoming events are now closed. Thanks everyone for volunteering and we'll see you up a tree soon!

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/07/15
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Registration is Closed

Orange & Grapefruit Harvest in Northridge
Date: Saturday - 03/07/15
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Northridge, CA
Welcome to Valencia orange sea...
Details | Registration is Closed

Tangerine Tango in Northridge
Date: Saturday - 03/07/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Northridge, CA
Join us for a fabulous morning...
Details | Registration is Closed

Calabasas Saturday Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning Opportunity
Date: Saturday - 03/14/15
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Calabasas, CA
Type: Farmers Market Recovery Gleaning
Engage in your community and c...
Details | Registration is Closed

Gorgeous Grapefruit and Avocado Picking in Arcadia: 18+ Volunteers Only
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Arcadia, CA
Help us harvest some wonderful...
Details | Registration is Closed

6th Annual CSUN Pick - AM Shift
Date: Sunday - 03/15/15
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Northridge, CA
Join us for our 6th annual har...
Details | Registration is Closed



 "I love being a part of Food Forward picks. They have really taught me to appreciate the labor it takes to harvest our food. At the same time, I also love being around such fun all performing a great deed for the community."
-Connie, Volunteer

"A few hours of being outside in the sunshine and up in an orange tree makes everything better. Working with Food Forward is an excellent way to redistribute some of these resources in a practical and immediately effective method. It is one of the best ways to meet new people from all walks of life...It is a better workout than anything in a gym!"
Dawn


"Having Food Forward harvest my lemon tree made giving to my community both easy and meaningful. They handled everything: the harvesting, the clean up and the delivery of the fruit. I was astounded by the amount of fruit my one little tree yielded and was so gratified to know it would not go to waste but provide fresh fruit to those who would otherwise go without."
-Abby, Los Angeles