Last week, I was visiting with my friend in Peterborough, hoping to steal some of her brilliantly red apples (so I could make more RED apple sauce) and was very sorry to hear that because of a late spring frost, her apple tree bore zero fruit this year. Waaahhhhhhh! So I was very excited to be included in an apple pick yesterday.
We don’t know exactly what kind of apples they are but we’re guessing they’re Golden Delicious. They’re juicy, crisp and sweet.
Whenever we pick, no matter how hard we try not to let it happen, there are invariably apples that fall to the ground as we are picking. These apples (not even 5 second rule apples) cannot be donated to the charity, nor is it right to give them to the tree owners.
Windfalls make the most spectacular juice.
Using non-windfall fruit, we made apple pie yesterday afternoon too. Delicious apple pie. Slightly different apple pie. I’ll rave about it soon. (Remind me.)
With so man apples, for Thanksgiving Dinner this weekend, we’re planning to make fried apples (shhhh, don’t tell my sister; she likes to be surprised). And I bet these apples will be good for apple sauce too….
“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
This black fiend KNOWS about the “four paws on the floor at all times’ rule and yet persists in testing the maxim about curiosity.
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