Share your fruit with the community.
Have a fruit tree that produces more than you can use? We can help pick and share it! When your fruit is ripe, we’ll send over a team of fruit pickers to harvest your tree and split the harvest three ways – ⅓ is offered to you, ⅓ is shared amongst the volunteers, and ⅓ is delivered by cargo bike to a social service agency in your community.
Tree Registrant Membership
To grow and sustain Toronto’s fruit harvest, we ask Tree Registrants to become a member and contribute just $40/year to cover the costs of the harvest and support the expansion of our program. Your support of $40/year allows you to request unlimited picks, and you’ll also receive discounts at our local business partners. We’ll also clean your yard of fallen fruit. Membership expires on January 1st every year.
Where We Pick
For season’s past we operated in the downtown core, south of Eglinton, east of Jane, west of Victoria Park and north of the waterfront. This year we will be expanding our borders to capture more fruit trees.
This year, we are expanding into Etobicoke (Royal York, The Gardiner and Dundas) and into Scarborough (Birchmount, St. Clair East, to the Bluffs). If your tree falls within this area, we’re able to pick it this year!
By sharing your bounty with NFFTT, you make an impact directly in your community. Your yard becomes a hotbed for community connection, bringing people from all walks to life together to enjoy the bounty. ⅓ of the fruit from your tree is donated directly to a social service agency in your neighbourhood. Together these agencies feed over 4,000 people and incorporate your fruit into meals for their clients.
Heard Through the Grapevine
“It’s great to know the apples are going to be used. You always clear and tidy up our garden. And, we get to meet different people every time! We’ve had our tree picked by NFFTT for several years. It’s a nice end-of-summer tradition for our family.”Deborah and Richard Tree Registrants
“HUGE thanks to [the team] for picking over 200 lbs of apples from my backyard tree. I'm so thrilled that NFFTT helps make sure all this bountiful fruit in our communities doesn't go to waste!”Mara Jay Tree Registrant
“I think that food is incredibly important. It’s a basic need of life and especially for those who are low income, that’s the first thing that they need to survive. To provide that and to help in any way is incredibly important for the community.”Jessica Jia Tree Registrant
“It's a justice issue for us. Working with Not Far From The Tree is one way our family supports those in our community who do not live in abundance.”Jim Lewis Tree Registrant
“I just phoned and it was very easy, everyone was very friendly, helpful, and grateful. [NFFTT] provides food that isn’t destroying the earth and food that isn’t destroying the atmosphere.”Merlin Homer Tree Registrant
“I love the charity aspect of it: giving a third to different groups around the city. Hopefully, people enjoy the fruit.”Stu Freen Tree Registrant
Your membership not only provides much needed financial support to sustain our harvest program, but also represents a belief in our mission and buy-in to the sustainable community we are building together in Toronto.Learn More