TGP Gleaning Project
Carson City Greenhouse Gleaning Project
We donate fruit to local non-profits that feed the community. We are looking for growers who may have quality fruit that needs to be picked. All pickers are volunteers. Their time is limited. We commit up to 4 man-hours of service per viable tree. If we cannot donate the fruit, the picker is not obligated to pick your tree. Donatable fruit is unblemished and has no broken skin. Please indicate the Quality of your fruit on the Gleaning Form.
Our maximum picking height is about 20 ft. If the majority of your fruit is above this height, we may not be able to assist you. Please include a picture of your trees and fruit (there is a “file upload” function on the associated Gleaning Form). If you have apples, a picture of the seeds is also helpful to determine ripeness.
It is very helpful that you contact us at the first sign of ripeness.. We cannot collect unripe or inedible fruit such as crabapples or other ornamental type fruit like tiny plums and/or peaches. As mentioned on the Gleaning Form, Gleaning requests will be accepted through October 1st. The Gleaning Form provides an opportunity for you to enter the anticipated ripeness date.
A picker will be assigned to determine ripeness, donatability and accessibility. Your picker will contact you to arrange a picking time. The more flexible you are with times, the sooner your fruit will be picked. Once it is picked and sorted, it will be donated to a local non-profit that feeds the food-insecure residents of our community.
We typically pick fruit until daylight savings time ends and we reserve September, October and early November for pears and apples.
If you need fruit picked immediately please consider self-picking and donating to one of our many partners such as:
- Ron Wood Family Resource Center
- Salvation Army
- Food for Thought