As of the beginning of August, we had zero pounds of fruit. There were no apricots on the apricot trees, no cherries on the cherry trees, no peaches, no plums and certainly no pears on the pear trees. We had absolutely nothing to pick.
We threw ourselves into walking the neighbourhoods of Malton to find new homes with fruit trees to register with us.
Once August hit, we began to pick harvest apples and then in September, green apples. Now in October, we are picking red, delicious apples.
With apples as the only fruit we have been able to pick, as of this evening, we have picked 2,023 pounds of fruit to donate to food banks and community kitchens!