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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 Kendra on September 29, 2011 at 9:38pm
I have a ton of kale & broccoli starts right now if anyone is up for a trade. I'm in N. Oakland near the Emeryville border.
Comment by Emily Morrison on September 15, 2011 at 10:02am
I am rich in cherry tomatoes and this other kind of hybrid tomato that is yellow in color, larger than a roma and looks like a potato.  I call them potatomatoes. I would love to trade for greens, herbs, or other starts!  Thanks all.
Comment by Jenny Shore on September 14, 2011 at 10:09pm
This sat (9/17) the folks on the 400 and 500 blocks of 60th just east of Telegraph are having simultaneous garage sales. I'll have starts out and would trade for lots of things including collards, turnip greens, flower seeds and more. i have mustard, cilantro, arugula, broccoli, purple cauliflower, snap peas, spinach, kale, various lettuce starts and fresh stinging nettle. would love to trade for kahlua!
Comment by Michele Senitzer on September 14, 2011 at 11:28am
I have collards, turnip greens, and grapefruit to trade for starts.
Comment by Kendra on September 14, 2011 at 9:44am
I have to trade:
Garden Huckleberries
Kale (various kinds)
Mullein (makes a great tea to stop cold/flu)
Tree Collards
Green Onions
Culinary Sage
Calendula Flowers

Various Succulents
Coleus (

Veggie Starts:
Red Russian
Bok Choy 
Daikon Radish

Mexican Marigold 

Kombucha Scoby
Calcium Powder (soil amendment)
Comment by Michele Senitzer on September 12, 2011 at 1:24pm
Jenny are you interested in grapefuits for starts? email me if so.
Comment by Jenny Shore on September 10, 2011 at 6:30pm
i have cilantro and arugula starts to trade.
Comment by Michele Senitzer on August 25, 2011 at 10:51am
i have ripe bartlett pears for trade. email me.
Comment by Kendra on August 3, 2011 at 12:39pm

My current trade list.


I have:

Worms for vermi-composting

Herbs - Epazote, Yarrow (makes a cold & flu fighting tea), Thai Cilantro, Culinary Sage, Clary Sage (makes a good womans tea), Green Onions

Seedlings -  Borage (edible leafs & flowers), Russian Tarragon, Tree Collards, Violas (Edible flowers)

Various Succulent Cuttings

Cut Mexican Marigolds

Tons of fruit & veggie seeds

Peach Ginger Kombucha (2nd brewed in bottles)

Homemade deodorant (teatree scent)

Recycled Bike Tube Earrings:


Comment by Becky Spencer on June 13, 2011 at 1:55pm
Hi Kim! I have a black walnut tree in my backyard. I made nocino last year, so probably wont be doing it again this year. Feel free to send me a direct message to coordinate.

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