NFFtT

Not Far From the Tree (NFFtT) is a Toronto organization that includes a residential fruit-picking program to pick fruit (with permission, of course) that would otherwise go to waste. They will send a team of pickers to clean up your yard of fallen fruit and pick the good fruit that is still in the tree. The harvested fruit is divided evenly into 3 portions: one third going to the tree owners, one third going to the volunteer pickers and the final third going to food banks, shelters, and community kitchens.

How do you like them apples?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

summary: stir-fried vegetables with apples and raisins; cauliflower greens; grilled chicken; picking apples for Not Far From the Tree; overgrown gardens; curly hair and burrs; calling in the professionals; heroic hair stylists; information about Not Far From the Tree; It hasn’t been easy to get in on Not Far From the Tree picks this year. […] Continue reading »

Sour Grapes… OR …making the best of Concord Grapes

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

summary: green apples; concord grapes are awfully sweet; how much concentrate about 8 lbs of grapes makes; not making jelly; grape onion focaccia; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on images to see more photos) There are so many volunteers for Not Far From the Tree now that it isn’t entirely easy to […] Continue reading »

We have Red Pears!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

pears

summary: lots and lots of pears; what to do with unripe pears; recipe for sliced dried pears; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) “Taste and try before ye buy, my fine ripe pears!” -Edinburgh Street Vendors’ Cry Well. You’re not going to want to […] Continue reading »

Delving into the Archives: 2015’s NFFtT Apricots Jam revisited

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

summary: going through our photo archives; NFFtT apricots; brilliant apricot jam; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) When I was about to post about NFFtT grapes the other day, I was looking around for the post I was sure I had written about last […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: No Sour Grapes Here!

Friday, August 19th, 2016

♥ S w e e e e e e e t !

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