The Latest from Harvest Share
- Harvest Share 2018 is under operation!
Harvest Share 2018 update! We have been operating and working SO hard and having A LOT of fun. We have been doing all sorts of picking and distributing in and around the Creston Valley. We have even distributed some produce at the food bank in Nelson! So far this season we have picked and distributed [...]
Dennis Charles - September 6, 2018
- Harvest Share 2017 Totals
The 2017 season was amazing! Thanks to everyone involved. Here are some totals: 19750 lbs of beautiful produce distributed by Harvest Share 27760 lbs of produce harvested by Harvest Share and it’s volunteers 1528 hours of hard work donated by 469 volunteers Our volunteers, community partners, and members of the community who donate their produce [...]
Dennis Charles - March 8, 2018
Our amazing local community partners in 2017
How it works
GrowersHomeowners and farmers contact project coordinator about their excess harvest.
VolunteersLocal volunteer pickers sign up for the Harvest Share program.
PickProgram coordinator arranges pick dates with homeowner and volunteers.
ShareHarvest is split into thirds: volunteers, homeowner, local organizations.
- Excess harvests are gleaned and provided to local residents
- Uses farm harvests that are not economically viable to pick
- Reduces bear and human conflicts in residential / farm areas
- Provides fresh fruit and vegetables to families and individuals through our community partnerships
- Reduces food insecurity for vulnerable populations
- Reduces carbon footprint related to food production
- Increases community food resiliency
Excess harvest to share?Click below to register your contact and harvest information, and the program coordinator will be in touch shortly!
Want to Volunteer?Click on the link below to register as a volunteer and the project coordinator will be in touch shortly!
New community partner?Are you a community partner that could benefit from fresh fruit and vegetable donations? We would love to work with you!
The Harvest Share program has ran since 2008 in the Creston Valley, and has received support from many funding organizations to make it possible every year.
It captures fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste, and makes this produce available to harvest volunteers and local organizations.
The program offers a variety of skill building workshops year to year, and has a small collection of food processing and preserving equipment. We have done workshops on fresh apple juicing, dehydrating, canning, lacto-fermentation, cheese making, among others throughout the years. Their offerings are dependent upon grant funding and community partnerships. Please contact the project coordinator if you are interested in having a workshop hosted with your organization.