Harvest Leader Manual

  Property Registration


A property owner registers their crop, whether tree, field or orchard, with Merced County Gleaning using either the online form or by telephone. The database manager then,

  • Acknowledges the registration and follows up with the property owner to ensure that all necessary preliminary information is collected.
  • Adds information to the crop database record.
  • Researches other sources of information that may be of help to the harvest director or harvest leader. This may include such things as finding aerial photographs or typical yields for that crop.
  • Compiles the information into the database and forwards it to the Harvest Director.

Crops remain in the database from year to year and do not have to be re-registered. In spring, owners of backyard crops are sent an email reminding them of Merced County Gleaning and asking that they call if their produce is ripening faster than usual. Crops that are not expected to be sufficiently productive may be marked as 'Inactive,' rather than deleted, if they have already been harvested at least once.



A property owner registers their crop, whether tree, field or orchard, with Merced County Gleaning using either the online form or by telephone. The database manager then,

  • Acknowledges the registration and follows up with the property owner to ensure that all necessary preliminary information is collected.
  • .
  • Researches other sources of information that may be of help to the harvest director or harvest leader. This may include such things as finding aerial photographs or typical yields for that crop.
  • Compiles the information into the database and forwards it to the Harvest Director.

Crops remain in the database and re-registered. In spring, owners of backyard crops are sent an email reminding them of Merced County Gleaning and asking that they call if their produce is ripening faster than usual. Crops that are not expected to be sufficiently productive may be marked as rather than , if they have already been harvested at least once.



Crop owners register by:
Filling out an online form or calling (503) 400-6618 ext. 1
Telling their neighbors.
Waiting for Salem Harvest to contact them.
Re-registration of existing crops:
Is done online.
Is by telephone only.
Is not necessary.
Crops that do not produce enough one year:
Are deleted from the database.
Are always marked 'Inactive.'
Are marked 'Inactive' only if they are not expected to ever produce in the future.