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Fruit and Veggie Exchange


Fruit and Veggie Exchange

You don't have to grow everything...just grow enough to share and trade with your neighbors.  Use this group to gift or barter produce from your fruit trees and gardens.

Photo Credit: Kim Di Giacomo

Members: 50
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2015

Neighborhood gleaning projects. If you know of more please email us.

Comment on our wall below to barter homegrown organic fruit and produce with neighbors or contact one of the following gleaning groups:


Other Resources for Fruit Gleaning:

Produce to the People - San Francisco

If you live in San Francisco and have a garden that produces more fruits and veggies than you can eat, you may register your garden or fruit trees for harvest.


Food Runners - San Francisco

Food Runners in SF picks up excess perishable and prepared food from businesses such as restaurants, caterers, bakeries, hospitals, event planners, corporate cafeterias, and hotels and delivers it directly to shelters and neighborhood programs that feed the hungry.


SF County Urban Gleaning Program For SF residents who want their fruit trees harvested for food banks.


Village Harvest

Visit our Harvesting page for information on how you can offer your extra fruit for the hungry, or pick yourself and donate to an organization near you.


Forage Oakland - Oakland

Fruit mapping in Oakland neighborhoods and connecting neighbors for fruit bartering and sharing.


Marin Open Garden Project

Backyard garden bounty exchanges now happening in:

Mill Valley (Saturdays 9AM Boyle Park),

Novato (Saturdays 9AM Novato Unified School District Lawn),

Sun Valley (Saturdays 9:30 AM Sun Valley Park),

San Anselmo (Saturdays 9AM Town Hall Lawn) and

Fairfax (Saturdays 3PM Sustainable Fairfax Backyard).

We help network gardeners with land with gardeners without land, send out volunteers to harvest unpicked fruit trees and list gardening events in Marin County on the website. New map tracking the productive land in Marin - add your garden!


Free Farm Stand - San Francisco

We grow as much food as can in San Francisco and distribute it for free at our Free Farm Stand. We act as a gathering place in the Mission to encourage community growth and involvement. This effort revolves mostly around gathering surplus food from neighborhood gardens,  various farmer’s markets, community gardens, public and private fruit trees,  and hosting a space where this bounty can be shared with all.


Discussion Forum

Local nonprofit seeking donations

Mason Jars & Backyard Fruit or Produce (West Oakland)-----------------------------------------------Food Shift is an Earth Island Institute project working to reduce food waste and hunger by…Continue

Tags: nonprofit, food bank, donations

Started by Found Fruit Nov 16, 2013.

Trading backyard produce in N. Oakland/S. Berkeley 3 Replies

I have a year round garden and would love to find people to do regular trades with in N. Oakland/S. Berkeley. (I travel by bike and would love to find people as local as possible) Currently I have a…Continue

Tags: chard, lambs, quarters, parsley, kale

Started by Kendra. Last reply by Jeanne Coyne Song Aug 26, 2013.

I am hosting a food swap

Hey guys on this Sunday I am hosting a homemade food swap at my house in Castro Valley from 10-noon. Everything swapped needs to be grown/raised by you or made in your kitchen. Let me know if you…Continue

Started by Tracy Mills Sep 28, 2012.

New weekly crop swap in Berkeley

*PRODUCE SWAP* Transition BerkeleyPresents a weekly CROP SWAP starting Monday July 18th - 6:30-7:30 p.m.Meet fellow urban food gardenersExchange fruit and vegetable cropsTrade your lemons for…Continue

Started by Michele Senitzer Jul 20, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Ritika A on June 1, 2014 at 4:31pm

Hello everyone! How are your spring gardens coming along?

Comment by Lola on November 15, 2013 at 8:24am

Mason Jars & Backyard Fruit or Produce (West Oakland)
Food Shift is an Earth Island Institute project working to reduce food waste and hunger by creating jobs in the recovery, redistribution and processing of surplus food.  We currently have programs with Oakland Unified School District, St. Vincent de Paul and are starting to reach out to restaurants to tackle portion sizes.  In order to expand our programs we need to generate revenue and we are looking for backyard fruit or veggies we can sell to local artisans to generate revenue for our organization.  We've donated thousands of pounds of food this year and its a lot of work to make it happen so we need to cover our costs too.  Let us know.  Thanks!
Contact: Dana Frasz email: or phone: 202-460-5210

Comment by Found Fruit on June 2, 2013 at 11:16am

Hey all, We have Baker Creek heirloom tomato starts: Purple Cherokee, Pineapple, Arkansas Traveler, Money Maker and Paul Robeson for trade or free in Oakland Dimond district.

Comment by Jeanne Coyne Song on March 8, 2013 at 8:32am

Wow--I've been looking for Jerusalem artichokes!  I have eggs, homemade kimchi, and frozen organic chicken broth.  I am in S. Berkeley but always happy to travel for food/plants.

Comment by Flee K. on March 7, 2013 at 3:24pm

Hey! I'd love to take some sunchokes off your hands. I have some homegrown red potatoes, some store bought daffodil bulbs (I bought way too many!), some homemade lemon rosemary jelly, and some lemons!

I'm also in north oakland.

Comment by aris on March 7, 2013 at 11:18am

I'd love some of those Jerusalem Artichokes.  Would you like some herbs or a bit of homemade chutneys or pickles?

Comment by Kendra on March 7, 2013 at 10:36am

We just harvested a ton of our Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes), anyone up for a trade? 

Open to almost all produce/fruit/prepared product, etc. (though were good on greens)

I'm located in N. Oakland Golden Gate neighborhood. 

Comment by Kendra on May 17, 2012 at 8:41pm

I just went around and rewrote my list of haves:
Lambs quarters
perennial buckwheat
Spider plant babies

Cut from the plant:
green onions
Tree Collards
Calendula flowers
culinary sage
Lemon Balm
grape leaves (for lacto-fermentation)
chocolate mint

red wriggler worms (for vermicomposting)
calcium powder (soil additive)
Kombucha Scoby
Girl on Bike earrings :)

Comment by Michele Senitzer on May 14, 2012 at 11:23am

I have tons of chard and kale to trade or gift. Email me!

Comment by Found Fruit on May 13, 2012 at 11:28am

I have baker creek tomato starts, tree collards, red raspberry, pond lilly babies, and egyptian walking onion bulbs to gift or trade. 


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