NFFtT apricots for jam making

apricots

Apricots picked for Not Far From the Tree (NFFtT) in late July 2015.

The apricots were tiny and almost all of their skins covered with an ugly brown blemish.

A few of the apricots could be skinned normally in a boiling water bath. But most had to be peeled by hand….

Not Far From the Tree We pick fruit from Toronto trees and share it with Toronto people. […]
1/3 is offered to the tree owner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is delivered by bicycle to be donated to food banks, shelters, and community kitchens in the neighbourhood so that we’re putting this existing source of fresh fruit to good use. It’s a win-win-win situation!