Not Far From The Tree is Toronto’s very own fruit tree project, inspiring Torontonians to harvest, share, celebrate, and steward the bounty from our urban forest.

When a homeowner can’t keep up with the abundant harvest produced by their tree, they let us know and we mobilize a team of volunteers to pick their tree. The harvest is split three ways: 1/3 is offered to the homeowner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is delivered by bicycle to local food banks, shelters, and community kitchens. It’s a win-win-win solution!

the latest from the blog

The Truth About Pectin and How to Make Your Own

Throughout the summer and fall months, fresh fruit is plentiful and the shelves of grocery stores are lined with the tools needed to preserve all that nature offers. One question… Read more >

Becoming Supreme (Gleaner, that is)

Becoming Supreme is a lot of fun but it’s also a responsibility. For a Not Far From The Tree volunteer like myself, being “Supreme” means getting specially trained as a Supreme… Read more >

On the Run with Plums

  We interrupt your regularly scheduled program with news the plundering plum has been slinking around farmer’s markets and Not Far From The Tree picks. These high-brow cousins of the… Read more >