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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 May 10, 2012 at 10:10am

Free Mulein leaves!

I have a big healthy mulein plant producing more leaves than I can handle. I would love to give some away (if you wanted to bring me something as a trade that would be wonderful but not necessary).
Mulein is great for upper respiratory problems. Great to make a tea or tincture for when you are sick, have sinus problems or allergies. 

I'm in N. Oakland in the Golden Gate district.

Comment by Tracy Mills on April 15, 2012 at 10:19am
Hey Kendra I have lemons, grapefruit and Tangerines. I was going to bring to the swap yesterday by ran out of time to go and pick them in the morning.. my 3 kids had other plans. Let me know if you want to come get some. I am in Castro Valley so we have a bart station and we live 1 1/4 miles from the station so not too bad on BART.
Comment by Kendra on April 15, 2012 at 7:45am

I have tons of various dark leafy greens for trade. All grown organically. 

Looking for fruits, goats milk, tinctures, goldenseal, something else?

Comment by Kitty Sharkey on December 22, 2011 at 8:32am

Heya Tracy - I'd LOVE to get some grapefruit.  Send me a message to let me know what your schedule is like and I'll try to see if I can make it.  It's a little tight with the holidays and all, but I'd like to squeeze out enough time.

Comment by Tracy Mills on December 22, 2011 at 7:45am
Does anyone want some grapefruit? I have a tree full. I live in Castro Valley. You will need to pick them and bring your own bags.
Comment by Jenny Shore on November 8, 2011 at 10:43pm

no one yet. i've been busy as well. was thinking to post on craigslist. also would be happy to just give some apples away. i'm in richmond in case that makes a difference.

Comment by Found Fruit on November 8, 2011 at 9:51pm

Have you found a taker on the apples?  

Comment by Jenny Shore on November 7, 2011 at 7:30pm
my wish came true and i have way too many apples now. would anyone like some apples or to join me in processing for a generous split?
Comment by Kendra on October 31, 2011 at 2:46pm

Fall Harvest Backyard Crop Swap this Saturday Nov. 5th 11-1:30

I'll be bringing homemade jam & excess veggies and herbs from my garden. 

Comment by Kendra on September 30, 2011 at 7:33am

Oh yes, by the by, Backyard Crop Swap tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 1st, & the FIRST Sat of every month)


Bring your homegrown fruits, veggies, herbs, eggs, honey, etc.


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