Coronado Home Harvest

“sharing what we have”
Coronado Homegrown Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Exchange

Our hiatus is lasting until August at the least and we will post here and send out emails when we are up and running again.  I hope you all are enjoying a lovely summer and that we meet up again soon!

Sharon, Wendy and Marla will meet up and decide where we go from here as July will mark 2 years and our lives have become much busier.

Hope to see you all this summer!

What to do if you would like to participate: (see also participation guidelines)

  1. Get on the email list:
  2. If you’d like to participate, email us at by the Thursday before the exchange,  letting us know what FRUITS, VEGETABLES, HERBS, and FLOWERS you’ll have to contribute. You can also bring a home-made item as long as you include a list of the ingredients.  Even if you don’t have anything in season, you can still participate by volunteering the day of the event.
  3. Participants arrive between 8-10am with your harvest to share and a bag with your name on it. (Volunteers, please arrive at 8am)
  4. Return between 12-1pm to pick up your farmer’s market-style bags of produce- all for FREE! (Unclaimed bags will be donated)

Question – How much produce should I contribute?
Answer – Whatever you have “extra.”  we are happy to spread around anything you have that you won’t be able to use yourself, whether that’s 60 pounds of grapefruit, a shopping bag full of rosemary, or a handful of grapes!

Question – Do all members get a bag each month?
Answer – No.   All participants get a bag.  That means everyone who contributes something that month will get a free big bag of food.

Question – Can I donate my extra produce and not take a bag?
Answer – Absolutely. Thank you for your generosity!

Question – Can I drop off my produce on Thursday or Friday?
Answer – Nope.  We don’t have any place to store it.  But participants are welcome to drop off between 8am and 10am on the appointed Saturday.

Question – I forgot to email by Thursday with what I will bring, can I still participate?
Answer – Yes.  However, it very helpful if you can remember to let us know ahead of time. It takes a lot of planning to figure out  how many participants and how much produce we will have vs. how many bagging volunteers we will need each month.

Question – Are all volunteers guaranteed to work?
Answer – Well, it all depends.  Some months there are only a handful of members contributing food and several dozen members who’d like to volunteer to bag.   But I’ll let volunteers know for sure whether or not they’ll be needed by Friday morning before the Saturday exchange.

Question – I don’t live in Coronado, can I still participate?
Answer – YES!  you can still exchange with us.  The exchange is a Coronado community event, but we are a welcoming community and invite you to join in the spirit of sharing what we have.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marie Ramos on November 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    I live in Rancho Bernardo but would like to participate. I want to bring my homemade gourmet chcolates. I sthat possible? Where and when is this event



  2. Posted by Kathleen Christenson on January 28, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    I am unable to make the 19th but would love to help as a volunteer. Don’t have a garden but willing to pitch in where necessary for the next Home Harvest.


  3. Posted by Janice Lowenberg on September 18, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    I had a wonderful time on Saturday, she was a very informative speaker. Please add my name to your mailing list.


  4. Posted by Janice Lowenberg on September 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    p.s.: Please give me the name and e-mail/telephone number of the gentlemen who volunteered to do the gleaning from trees, I have a friend who would like to contact him. What a wonderful service!


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