Wordless Not-Wednesday: No Sour Grapes Here!

<o>Not Far From the Tree


S w e e e e e e e t !


summary: Last year’s NFFtT grapes were really sour but turned into wonderful marinade. This year, when I got the call, I was expecting to be picking similar grapes. But no! These were sweet (but not too sweet), seedless green grapes! They were perfect in chicken salad. And they were equally terrific with aged cheddar cheese. And if we’d had cheesecake, I bet these grapes would have been perfect as a garnish….





Not Far From the Tree Not Far From the Tree

“Not Far From the Tree” is a Toronto organization that includes a residential fruit-picking program to pick fruit (with permission, of course) that would otherwise go to waste.

There are lots and lots of fruit trees and vines in Toronto!! Bearing fruit that is eaten by birds, squirrels and raccoons. If you have such a thing in your garden and would like the animals to share the fruit with people, please do contact “Not Far From the Tree”. 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.

For more information about NFFtT and how you can donate your time and/or share your fruit, please go to


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