Originally Posted by wa8yxm
Tell me more about the program please (Harvest host).
I think the net/net is that for $30/year, you join a service which provides you with names and locations of wineries, working farms, ranches, orchards, etc which have signed up with the service to provide overnight (one night) parking for RVs to visit their business. Dry camping is the norm but I think it really varies... as do the owners local rules on generator use, etc. We have seen at least one that offers electrical hook ups and requests only a "donation" to cover the cost.
The material does suggest that, while staying with your host, you sample their wares and make a purchase if you're so inclined.
It's a pretty new business I believe and we figured it was worth taking a chance since it could be really cool. We don't look at it as a money saving proposition though, just something new and different.Free Camping with Harvest Hosts at Wineries, Farms and Orchards