If you really love fruit and don’t mind shaking a tree to get some, there’s a handy interactive map that can help you find one in your area. The map also includes locations for nuts, berries, vegetables and hundreds of other edible plants—all for free!
It was created by a volunteer-run organization called Falling Fruit, which is the brainchild of avid foragers Ethan Welty and Caleb Phillips. They launched the website in 2013 to crowd-source the best locations around the world for harvesting fruits and veggies, and it’s quickly become a favorite tool for the ‘freegan’ and dumpster-diving community.
Falling Fruit has over 1,195,087 locations—including more than 2,000 dumpsters—where users can pick 1,838 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other edibles. The U.S. has the most listings with nearly half a million locations flagged on the west coast. Outside the U.S., Europe has the second most listings, followed by Australia, Argentina, Africa, and Thailand.
All the listings are contributed by users, which means some of them won’t be 100 percent accurate. To make sure there’s harmony between landowners and foragers, Falling Fruit makes a point to remind its users to be respectful of public places. Pick only as much fruit as you can realistically consume and make sure to ask permission from landowners first!