“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 in Toronto!! Bearing fruit that is eaten by birds, squirrels and raccoons. If you have such a tree 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
And if you like apples, please be sure to go to the annual City Cider event at Spadina House, Toronto.
Nestled in an urban heritage orchard on historic grounds, City Cider is a late summer afternoon cider celebration for all ages. This annual event features two stages of live music, delectable eats from top Toronto chefs, freshly pressed cider made right in the heritage orchard, hard cider from Ontario cideries, magic and fun for the little ones, field games, and so much more!
Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 12 to 5 pm
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens, 285 Spadina Rd.
$8 in advance | $10 at the gate
FREE for children under 12
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