Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my friend?

Yes! Just be sure that they have completed the Volunteer Registration Form at http://www.kitsapharvest.org/pickerinsert.php, and have signed up for the harvest along with you. We need to keep track of how many people are coming to each harvests so we don't have too many or too few volunteers.

Do I have to live in the region or county where the harvest will be?

All Kitsap Harvest volunteers may sign up for any harvests that are posted. Just please be sure that you will be able to attend if it is a considerable distance away.

Has the fruit been sprayed with chemicals?

Sometimes. Our harvests take place at a wide variety of properties, from 20-acre orchards to urban backyards. We ask the property owner whether or not their crop has been sprayed with non-organic chemicals and we include that information on the harvest posting.

I completed the Volunteer Registration Form. Am I signed up for the harvest?

Not yet. You have completed the first step of giving us your contact information and indicating that you agree with the Terms of Participation. Now you need to visit our Harvests page at http://www.kitsapharvest.org/harvestlist.php. Here you will find all of the open harvests that are currently scheduled. Sign up for the harvests that you would like to attend. If there are no harvests listed, then we do not have any scheduled. Check back frequently for new postings.

I signed up for a harvest. When will I get the address?

  • After you sign up for a harvest on the Harvests page, your name is added to the harvest roster. The page that appears right after you sign up shows the address for the harvest. Write it down before you go to any other page.
  • You will also be sent an email with a link to the harvest details.
  • Make sure that we have your contact information so we can put you on the harvest roster. If you have not previously registered as a volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Contact Form at http://www.kitsapharvest.org/pickerinsert.php. You have to complete this form only once.

I signed up for a harvest, and now I can't go. What should I do?

The email that you receive after signing up for the harvest has a link in it to use if you need to cancel. Cancelling gives someone else a chance to attend the harvest. This also applies to the waiting list - cancel that spot if you find out that you would not be able to attend if you were promoted to the roster.

Why are the harvests filling so quickly?

Many registered volunteers are checking the Harvests page. This is the only place that we announce harvests that are available for signing up unless there is reason to think that we will not get enough volunteers in time. Those who do this often usually able to get on the roster. Some find it helpful to make the Harvests page the home page on their browser.

Why are there not more harvests?

Kitsap Harvest relies on donations from growers. After a crop is donated, our coordinators factor Kitsap Harvest's ability to staff harvests, parking and the requests of the land owner to determine how and when harvests will be hosted.